Representativeness vs Generalizability - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between representativeness and generalizability

is that representativeness is the state or quality of being accurately representative of something while generalizability is the quality of being generalizable.

representativeness

English

Noun

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  • The state or quality of being accurately representative of something.
  • *2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 331,
  • *:One should not compromise on the essential standard of representativeness of the corpus as a whole. A corpus is only good if it can be reasonably trusted to represent the way language is used by those people whose usage one is interested in describing.
  • generalizability

    English

    Alternative forms

    * generalisability (non-Oxford British spelling)

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality of being generalizable.