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Title: Empirical methodologies in software engineering
Authors: Dawson, Ray
Bones, Phil
Oates, Briony J.
Brereton, Pearl
Azuma, Motoei
Jackson, Mary Lou
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: DAWSON, R., 2004. Empirical methodologies in software engineering. IN: O'Brien, L.; Gold, N. and Kontogiannis, K. (eds). Proceedings of the Eleventh International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP 2003), Sept 2003, Amsterdam, pp. 52-58.
Abstract: The collection and use of evidence in Software Engineering practice and research are essential elements in the development of the discipline. This paper discusses the need for evidence-based software engineering, the nature of evidence in its various forms and some of the research methodologies used in other disciplines for the collection of evidence, which are also relevant to software engineering. Two frameworks or models are proposed which illustrate the relationships between the methodologies discussed. In particular, the paper highlights the importance and roles of both positivist and interpretivist methods of investigation.
Description: This is a conference paper [© IEEE]. It is also available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/dynhome.jsp. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/STEP.2003.9
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4111
ISBN: 0769522181
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