chapter  2
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Generalizability Theory and Its Contribution to the Discussion of the Generalizability of Research Findings

ByRICHARD J. SHAVELSON, NOREEN M. WEBB

What’s in a name? For Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet who meet and fall in love in Shakespeare’s romantic tale … and for us … it turns out to be nothing-Romeo by any other name is Romeo … and everything-Romeo is a Montague and Juliet a Capulet, members of two relentlessly warring families. In the end, their love cannot transcend family hatred and they pay the ultimate price with their lives.