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A hermeneutical approach to external validation of simulation models
Simulation & Gaming (2003)
  • Andrew H. Feinstein, San Jose State University
  • H Cannon, Wayne State University
Validation is the most important tool in evaluating the effectiveness of a simulation model. An integral subset of validation is external validation. Through a historical philosophical discussion and examples, the authors provide a road map to navigate approaches to this topic. The authors also provide methodology suggestions by reconciling foundational philosophical approaches and incorporating a hermeneutical perspective to increase the usability, validity, and generalizability of simulation models
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Andrew H. Feinstein and H Cannon. "A hermeneutical approach to external validation of simulation models" Simulation & Gaming Vol. 34 Iss. 2 (2003)
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