Springer Publishing Company
Journal of Nursing Measurement
Validity is about the logic, meaningfulness, and evidence used to defend inferences made when interpreting results. Substruction is a heuristic or process that visually represent the hierarchical structure between theory and measures.
To describe substruction as a method for assessing the toretical validity of research measures.
Using Fawcett's Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structure. an exemplar is presented of substruction from the Individual and Family Self-Management Theory to the Striving to be strong study concepts and empirical measures.
Substruction tables display evidence supporting theoretical validity of the instruments used in the study.
A high degree of congruence between theory and measure is critical to support the validity of the theory and to support attributions made about moderating, mediating, causal relationships, and intervention effects.
Ryan, Polly; Weiss, Marianne E.; and Papanek, Paula E., "A Substruction Approach to Assessing the Theoretical Validity of Measures" (2019). Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications. 168.