Guidelines for Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Tools, Techniques and Methods Used to Support Influence Operations
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAB PORTSDOWN WEST (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This paper provides recommended guidance for assessing the reliability and validity RV of the tools, techniques and methods TTMs developed to support the planning and execution of operations primarily intended to affect human and social behaviour. RV are important as they confirm the scientific credibility of TTMs. This, in turn, underpins confidence in the decisions that are facilitated through their use by MoD staff. These guidelines detail the issues of RV that are relevant to these TTMs, why they should be assessed, and the practical tests and procedures that should be implemented during the development phase and in use. The paper was originally published within Dstl as DSTLTR18609 v1 in March 2006. It was written by Stephen Moore, working under the team leadership of Philip Jones. It has been subject to minor updates and cosmetic alterations for publication within NATO HFM SY202.
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