Definition of generalizability in English:


(British generalisability)


  • See generalize

    • ‘Small sample sizes limit the use of inferential statistics and decrease the external validity or generalizability of the findings.’
    • ‘Furthermore, studies should include comparable groups of patients to increase the generalizability of the results.’
    • ‘Thus, we search for others with whom we can share our experience with the hope of achieving some greater generalizability - and larger markets.’
    • ‘Although lack of generalizability is often cited as the major shortcoming of randomization tests, other limitations have also been discussed.’
    • ‘The generalizability of the findings would also have been improved with a larger and more representative sample of mothers and children.’