animal research validity
As highlighted by the text, “An animal model can be viewed as an experimental protocol that is used to study a given phenomenon found in humans” (Koob, Arends & Le Moal, 2014, pg. 68). But for the animal research to be relevant to our understanding of human addiction, it must be reliable and valid. How can validity be established in animal research? What type(s) of validity is most important? How is reliability established? What type(s) of reliability is most important? Defend your position.