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The validity of intervention-research in community psychology
Journal Title: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Author/s: Elena Marta 
Year:  2009 Issue: 3-4 Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 139-148 FullText PDF:  361 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2009-003008
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The article addresses the theme of the validity of intervention-research in community psychology. There are three types of validity in this area: ecological validity, relational validity and transformational validity. Although all three types are important, relational validity and transformational validity are the most suitable for intervention-research in the community sphere, in the Authors’ opinion. Relational validity rests on processes of trust and mutual respect between researchers and participants as well as on building a relational context that makes possible physical and interpersonal access to the community. Transformational validity refers to processes of change promoted by the community thanks to the execution of the intervention-research and to the sustainability of the changes set in motion for the community.

Elena Marta, The validity of intervention-research in community psychology in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 3-4/2009, pp. 139-148, DOI:10.3280/RIP2009-003008

   

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