What are we looking for when we test a study for convergent validity?
When we check a study for convergent validity, we are checking that the metrics we’re using makes sense. For example, if you’re measuring levels of happiness you might count how often someone smiles in an hour to determine how happy they are. However this lacks convergent validity because people can be happy without smiling. They also might smile because it is culturally appropriate, but this might not mean that they are actually feeling happy.