slideshare ppt on research

Sunday, 12 August 2012

RELIABILITY FOR RESEARCH

Reliability  is the extent to which an experiment, test, or any measuring procedure yields the same result on repeated trials. Without the agreement of independent observers able to replicate research procedures, or the ability to use research tools and procedures that yield consistent measurements, researchers would be unable to satisfactorily draw conclusions, formulate theories, or make claims about the generalization of their research. In addition to its important role in research, reliability is critical for many parts of our lives, including manufacturing, medicine, and sports.