Controlled Experiments in Software Engineering

Fittkau, Florian (2011) Controlled Experiments in Software Engineering Seminar Empirical Methods SuSe 2011 . Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany.


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Today, most processes, methods, and tools in software engineering only rely on experience, lacking empirical evidence for a practical application. For example, an unanswered question for most tools is "Under which circumstances should the tool be used and when not?". For this reason, research should aim to show which technology is useful for whom for which tasks and in which environment [15]. For finding answers to those questions, controlled experiments can be used. This paper describes controlled experiments in software engineering including necessary steps for performing them and related challenges.

Document Type: Report (Working Paper)
Keywords: Controlled Experiments, Software Engineering
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Software Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 09:51

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