Accession Number:

AD1047397

Title:

An Applied-Scientific Approach to Field Assessments - Try It Out - A Field Guide for Practitioners (Une approche scientifique des evaluations de terrain - Essayer le - Un guide de terrain a destination des praticiens)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE) NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE France

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Rather than going for high level scientific rigor, this guide for field assessments by practitioners aims to provide a practical method to improve assessment efforts that might be based on simple methods of just observing if it works. Investing in simple measures to improve the assessment practice may reduce the number and magnitude of potential errors and misleading conclusions. The premise is that there is an identified need coming from the commander or staff or other stakeholder for an assessment to support a grounded decision, the Guide takes its user in five steps from problem exploration to planning and execution to reporting in five steps, closely following a command decision making model. While this guide in the current version is based on our practical experiences, it has not been tested or validated in practice. Feedback from defence colleges and Training and Evaluation staffs is highly welcomed.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE