Novel Emprical Methods for Advance Software Engineering Research
|International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering|
|© 2018 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal|
|Volume 5 Issue 7|
|Year of Publication : 2018|
|Authors : Manas Kumar Yogi, Godavarthy Kavya|
How to Cite?
Manas Kumar Yogi, Godavarthy Kavya, "Novel Emprical Methods for Advance Software Engineering Research," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 14-20, 2018. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488387/IJCSE-V5I7P103
Software engineering is an strongly people-oriented task, yet few concepts are known regarding the role of software engineers. In order to improve software engineering tools and practice, it is much essential to conduct field studies, i.e., to study real practitioners as they solve real problems. To aid this goal, we exhibit assorted data collection techniques for comparable studies, organized encompassing a taxonomy based on the degree to which synergy with software engineers is essential. For every technique, examples are provided ,along with analysis of some of its advantages and disadvantages, and a discussion of special reporting requirements.
Ethnography, quasi-experiments, empirical, software engineering
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