Case Study – External Validity Generalizing Results Motor Vehicle
Driving around in a 3,000-pound automobile has its risks. Motor vehicle accidents are among the leading preventable causes of death in the United States every year.
Distraction is one of the most common causes of automobile accidents, and talking to another person is a very common distraction. Case Study – External Validity Generalizing Results Motor Vehicle
External validity: What extent to which the findings may be generalized?
I do not believe that the researchers were concerned about generalizing to other populations in this article. Research by Drews, Pasupathi, and Strayer, 2010 recruited ninety-six adults, in a total of 48 friend dyads. Furthermore, the range limited in age was from 18 to 49, with 20 being the average age.
Nowhere in the case was proof experimenting with college students applied to middle age adults. In addition, the participants have a characteristic they share, age, and participants from the same state, which fails to include representation from other age or location groups. The same applies to culture. This participant sample fails sample size and generalization to the whole population.
On the other hand, some results may be preliminary to generalization. Research by The National Safety Council, 2010 found the consequences utmost in the cell phone situation show that the number of driving mistakes. Furthermore, traffic passenger discussions additional mentions, and the production rate of the driver and the difficulty of speech of both conversers fell in reaction to an escalation in the demand of the road traffic.