The Behavioral Interview II

Validity of Interview Data
  • Richard A. Marafiote


High reliability of data generated during a behavioral interview increases the probability that the instrument (i.e., the interview) will be valid. Put in a slightly different way, if the instrument is not reliable, it is not likely to be valid measure (Anastasi, 1976). However, the validity of the measure must be investigated independently to determine its usefulness for the purpose for which it was developed. There are a number of different kinds of validity, most of which have not been investigated with the behavioral interview or with interviews in general.


Interview Data Maternal Behavior Unstructured Interview Child Custody Evaluation Apprehension 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Marafiote
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  1. 1.Behavior Therapy Institute of ColoradoDenverUSA

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