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Validation Principles

In THEE, nothing is invented and no theories are constructed: but validation is essential. There are many good reasons—consensual, logical, structural and pragmatic—to have confidence that the taxonomic architecture and the Frameworks are valid. Issues and principles are examined below.

A Taxonomy is a Classification

So validation (from the inside) refers to:

and validation (from the outside) looks for

Evaluative Perspectives

Validation Perspectives

Validation is a complex process and not dependent on one single test. The various perspectives that have been brought to play are listed below.

More on specific perspectives:

Originally posted: August 2009; Last updated 2-Feb-2014.

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