A Hermeneutical Approach to External Validation of Simulation Models
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.
Feinstein, Andrew H. and Cannon, Hugh, "A Hermeneutical Approach to External Validation of Simulation Models" (2003). President's Office. 7.