Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering: Experiences from ESERNET by Reidar ConradiEmpirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering: Experiences from ESERNET by Reidar Conradi

Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering: Experiences from ESERNET

byReidar ConradiEditorAlf Inge Wang

Paperback | August 21, 2003

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Nowadays, societies crucially depend on high-quality software for a large part of their functionalities and activities. Therefore, software professionals, researchers, managers, and practitioners alike have to competently decide what software technologies and products to choose for which purpose.

For various reasons, systematic empirical studies employing strictly scientific methods are hardly practiced in software engineering. Thus there is an unquestioned need for developing improved and better-qualified empirical methods, for their application in practice and for dissemination of the results.

This book describes different kinds of empirical studies and methods for performing such studies, e.g., for planning, performing, analyzing, and reporting such studies. Actual studies are presented in detail in various chapters dealing with inspections, testing, object-oriented techniques, and component-based software engineering.

Title:Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering: Experiences from ESERNETFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 23.3 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 21, 2003Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540406727

ISBN - 13:9783540406723

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Table of Contents

Method Chapters.- Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering.- Challenges and Recommendations When Increasing the Realism of Controlled Software Engineering Experiments.- Empirical Studies in ESERNET.- Software Engineering Knowledge Repositories.- Using Empirical Studies during Software Courses.- Practical Experiences in the Design and Conduct of Surveys in Empirical Software Engineering.- Experience Chapters.- Post Mortem - An Assessment of Two Approaches.- Evaluating Checklist-Based and Use-Case-Driven Reading Techniques as Applied to Software Analysis and Design UML Artifacts.- Effectiveness of Code Reading and Functional Testing with Event-Driven Object-Oriented Software.- Experimentation with Usage-Based Reading.- Functional Testing, Structural Testing and Code Reading: What Fault Type Do They Each Detect?.- COTS Products Characterization: Proposal and Empirical Assessment.- Reuse Based Software Factory.- Appendix and Author Index.- Appendix - Glossary.