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Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context

Workshop Summary

Robert Pool, Rapporteur

Planning Committee on Field Evaluation of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-Based Methods and Tools for Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2010). Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context: Workshop Summary. Robert Pool, Rapporteur. Planning Committee on Field Evaluation of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-Based Methods and Tools for Intelligence and Counterintelligence. Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON FIELD EVALUATION OF BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES–BASED METHODS AND TOOLS FOR INTELLIGENCE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE

Philip E. Rubin (Chair),

Haskins Laboratories, Yale University

Robert F. Boruch,

Graduate School of Education and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania

Robert A. Fein,

Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Jonathan D. Moreno,

Department of Medical Ethics and Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Eduardo Salas,

Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida

Neil Thomason,

Department of History and Philosophy of Science (retired), University of Melbourne

Carol H. Weiss,

Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Bud Pautler, Study Director (through April 2009)

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Study Director (from April 2009)

Robert Pool, Rapporteur

Renée L. Wilson Gaines, Senior Program Assistant

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BOARD ON BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE, AND SENSORY SCIENCES

Philip E. Rubin (Chair),

Haskins Laboratories, Yale University

Lisa Feldman Barrett,

Department of Psychology, Boston College

Linda Bartoshuk,

College of Dentistry, University of Florida

Richard Bonnie,

Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Susan Carey,

Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Martin Fishbein,

Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Lila Gleitman,

Department of Psychology (emeritus), University of Pennsylvania

Michael Nacht,

Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Richard Nisbett,

Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Valerie Reyna,

Department of Human Development, Cornell University

Richard Shiffrin,

Psychology Department, Indiana University

Brian Wandell,

Department of Psychology, Stanford University

J. Frank Yates,

Judgment and Decision Laboratory, University of Michigan

Barbara Wanchisen, Board Director

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Associate Director

Matthew McDonough, Senior Program Assistant

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Acknowledgments

This workshop summary is based on the discussion at a workshop convened by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences on September 22-23, 2009, and planned by the Committee on Field Evaluation of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-Based Methods and Tools for Intelligence and Counterintelligence. The planning committee members identified presenters, organized the agenda, made presentations, and facilitated discussion, although they did not participate in the writing of this report. This summary reflects their diligent efforts, the excellent presentations by other experts at the workshop, and the insightful comments of the many workshop participants.

The workshop was sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The interest and support of Susan Brandon, chief for research, Behavioral Science Program DEO–Defense CI and HUMINT Center Defense Intelligence Agency, and Steven Rieber, research director, Office of Analytic Integrity and Standards, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, are much appreciated.

This summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential

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to protect the integrity of the process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Robert A. Fein, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Carl W. Ford, Jr., National Intelligence Council Associate, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Leslie K. Goodyear, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth F. Loftus, Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior and Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine; and Christian A. Meissner, Departments of Psychology and Criminal Justice, University of Texas, El Paso.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the report, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by John T. Monahan, School of Law, University of Virginia. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the author and the institution.

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On September 22-23, 2009, the National Research Council held a workshop on the field evaluation of behavioral and cognitive sciences--based methods and tools for use in the areas of intelligence and counterintelligence. Broadly speaking, the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the best ways to take methods and tools from behavioral science and apply them to work in intelligence operations. More specifically, the workshop focused on the issue of field evaluation--the testing of these methods and tools in the context in which they will be used in order to determine if they are effective in real-world settings.

This book is a summary and synthesis of the two days of presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. The workshop participants included invited speakers and experts from a number of areas related to the behavioral sciences and the intelligence community. The discussions covered such ground as the obstacles to field evaluation of behavioral science tools and methods, the importance of field evaluation, and various lessons learned from experience with field evaluation in other areas.

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