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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 254
Title: Credibility Assessment Research
Lead Author: Marchak, Frank M.
Abstract: The needs for credibility assessment are now magnified in the post-September 11, 2001 environment. Despite conclusions of a National Research Council (2003) report documenting limitations in current practice and recommending substantial investment in development of new methods, and a report from the National Science Foundation (2006) calling for an integrated approach  one that capitalized on the respective strengths of the different approaches, provided adequate control over error rates, and produced decisions that are optimized for different contexts  no governmental agency of sufficient presence and resource has risen to the challenge. Although there have been significant advances in interviewing and sensing methods in the time since, the efforts remain fragmented, of uneven quality, and substantially under-funded. The National Science Foundation is ideally poised to serve as a focus for research and development in this critical area. In such a role, the NSF would place credibility assessment within a broader scientific perspective, would assure that promising methods were identified and evaluated on the basis of peer review, and would help sensitize the community of scientists and developers to the requirements for field evaluation and deployment.
PDF: Marchak_Frank_254.pdf

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