publication . Conference object . Part of book or chapter of book . 2011

Software engineering researchers' attitudes on case studies and experiments: An exploratory survey

Tofan, Dan; Galster, Matthias; Avgeriou, Paris; Weyns, Danny;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: IET
Abstract
Background: Case studies and experiments are research methods frequently applied in empirical software engineering. Experiments are well-­understood and their value as an empirical method is recognized. On the other hand, there seem to be different opinions on what constitutes a case study, and about the value of case studies as a thorough research method. Aim: We aim at exploring the attitudes of software engineering researchers on case studies and experiments. Furthermore, we investigate how the perceptions of researchers vary along their views on what constitutes a case study. Method: We performed an exploratory survey involving 26 software engineering resear...
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free text keywords: Management science, Systems engineering, Empirical process (process control model), Computer science, Software engineering, business.industry, business, Exploratory survey, survey, experiments, case studies, empirical software engineering
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