External Validity/Generalizability

External Validity/Generalizability

Number of Models:
The number of models that include elements aligned with the given construct.


Components abstracted from each model and aligned with the given construct.

Applicability to range of settings

Clarification of limitations on generalizability


External Validity

The definition of the construct.

External validity is concerned with the generalizability or real-world applicability of findings from a study and determines whether the results and inferences from the study can be applied to the target population and settings. Standardized and detailed reporting on factors that influence external validity (such as the ones recommended in the RE-AIM framework) can contribute to more successful D&I efforts.