Glossary / Lexicon
Face validity refers to the extent to which a test seems to measure a phenomenon on face value or intuition . It is an assessment of whether a test is measuring what it claims to be measuring by inspecting the content of its items. Moreover, Face Validity is a method for establishing a test’s validity in which test items appear to measure what the test was designed to measure;extent to which items on a test appear to be meaningful and relevant. Actually not evidence for validity because face validity is not a basis for inference ; the extent to which a test appears to be valid.