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Author Sharp, Helen ♦ Segal, Judith ♦ Grinyer, Antony
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Research taxonomy ♦ Empirical software engineering ♦ Field studies ♦ Evidence
Abstract This paper reports on the research published between the years 1997 and 2003 inclusive in the journal of Empirical Software Engineering, drawing on the taxonomy developed by Glass et al. in [3]. We found that the research was somewhat narrow in topic with about half the papers focusing on measurement/metrics, review and inspection; that researchers were almost as interested in formulating as in evaluating; that hypothesis testing and laboratory experiments dominated evaluations; that research was not very likely to focus on people and extremely unlikely to refer to other disciplines. We discuss our findings in the context of making empirical software engineering more relevant to practitioners.
Description Affiliation: CSW Group Ltd, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, England (Grinyer, Antony) || The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, UK (Segal, Judith) || The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (Sharp, Helen)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1979-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes (SOEN)
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 4
Page Count 4
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 4

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