Ask yourself these true or false questions:
- Generalizability and transportability and external validity are all the same thing
- Generalizability is a secondary concern to internal validity
- We spend too much time in epi training programs teaching internal validity and not enough teaching external validity
- Worrying about external validity is largely and academic exercise that doesn’t really have much in the way of real-world impact.
In this episode of SERious Epi we discuss these questions and more with Dr. Megha Mehrotra. While internal and external validity are familiar to nearly all epidemiologists, the concept of transportability is less familiar. Listen in to this episode for a clear description of how concepts related to validity, generalizability, and transportability are similar, and different, from each other.