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Concerns and Challenges of Data Integration from Objective Post-Positivist Approach and a Subjective Non-Positivist Interpretive Approach and Their Validity/Credibility Issues

Ram Chandra Khanal
2014 Journal of the Institute of Engineering  
Integration of data derived from objective post positivist approach and interpretive non-positivist approach through mixed methods research has gained increasing attention in the recent past.  ...  Keywords: Postpositivism, interpretivism, qualitative and quantitative research approach, mixed method, data integration Research paradigms This paradigm debate was fuelled by arguments over the nature  ...  Qualitative and quantitative research approaches The underlying assumption of quantitative research approach is that research designs should be based on an objective view of the world and follows the positivist  ... 
doi:10.3126/jie.v9i1.10677 fatcat:h4l4zovslveexokzwc5mt5cbei

STRATEGIES TO PERFORM A MIXED METHODS STUDY

Fernando Almeida
2018 Zenodo  
Mixed methods research is an approach that combines both quantitative and qualitative methods into a single study in order to provide a broader and more complete vision of a problem.  ...  The use of mixed methods turns possible to overcome the limitations of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, allowing the researcher to get rich information that could not be obtained using each  ...  He has also worked for 10 years in several positions as software engineer and project manager for large organizations and research centers like Critical Software, CICA/SEF, INESC TEC and ISR Porto.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1406214 fatcat:ipn5qtylyjgtvcmjfhkhhex6na

Empirical evaluation of educational interactive systems

Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Lourdes Moreno López, Mª Cruz Sánchez-Gómez
2018 Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology  
systems with a special emphasis on mixed quantitative and qualitative approaches.  ...  The empirical evaluation of interactive educational software due to its own characteristics requires a mixed approach typically.  ...  In this aspect, mixed methods may play a key role because they combine an integrate quantitative and qualitative methods allowing the researchers develop a wider set of research skills.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11135-018-0808-4 fatcat:qrptf4k2g5aitanmkxgwvdb34a

Software engineering and their conflicts in development of software

Godfrey D. Beray, Sabah Mohammed
2013 Asia-pacific Journal of Multimedia services convergent with Art Humanities and Sociology  
To overcome these defects we use qualitative and quantitative approaches, the points until the separately generated results are interpreted.  ...  In software engineering there are many different uses that will be mainly helpful in the development of suitable software that is required by the particular user in order to achieve the reliability of  ...  Qualitative and Quantitative Approach The multiple research methods and tools of qualitative experimental and non-experimental are essential for researchers.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ajmscahs.2013.06.05 fatcat:lrbd74bmjfdfji6qoibgbqfvn4

Synthesizing evidence in software engineering research

Daniela S. Cruzes, Tore Dybå
2010 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement - ESEM '10  
In this paper, we perform a tertiary review to assess the types and methods of research synthesis in systematic reviews in software engineering.  ...  This needs to change and a repertoire of synthesis methods needs to be an integral part of systematic reviews to increase their significance and utility for research and practice.  ...  Contrary to the purely integrative, quantitative method, we find several methods for conducting interpretive syntheses of qualitative and heterogeneous research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1852786.1852788 dblp:conf/esem/CruzesD10 fatcat:qycovidy4zc35cpuhw5gu7yofq

Human and social factors of software engineering

Michael John, Frank Maurer, Bjørnar Tessem
2005 Software engineering notes  
The study was an integrated data assessment using qualitative and quantitative methods in order to work out stereotypical and specific personality characteristics appropriate to particular software development  ...  Empirical and qualitative approaches for social factors in Software development Helen Sharp and Hugh Robinson present in their paper "Some Social Factors of Software Engineering: the maverick, community  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082983.1083000 fatcat:ntmsilmfnnaghpczfs5g3bru2e

Research synthesis in software engineering: A tertiary study

Daniela S. Cruzes, Tore Dybå
2011 Information and Software Technology  
Method: A tertiary study of journal articles and full proceedings papers from the inception of evidencebased software engineering was performed to assess the types and methods of research synthesis in  ...  This trend needs to change and a repertoire of synthesis methods needs to be an integral part of systematic reviews to increase their significance and utility for research and practice.  ...  The traditional view of research synthesis is the integrative, quantitative approach with an emphasis on the accumulation of data and analysis through meta-analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2011.01.004 fatcat:dtsn5hhcyzeznci6emurir2rlm

Bibliometric Analysis of Agile Software Development [article]

Fernando Almeida
2020 arXiv   pre-print
quantitative research methods have identical number of publications.  ...  Its study, from a scientific point of view, has deserved prominence in recent years by the scientific community related to the area of software engineering.  ...  Finally, mixed methods research combines both qualitative research and quantitative research in the same study (Creswell, 2017; Swanson & Holton, 2005; Warfield, 2010 In order to perform a systematic  ... 
arXiv:2004.05876v1 fatcat:r74pqvd5azcinjxjfagn23e4qu

Technical debt at the crossroads of research and practice

Davide Falessi, Philippe Kruchten, Robert L. Nord, Ipek Ozkaya
2014 Software engineering notes  
The workshop participants reiterated the usefulness of the metaphor, shared emerging practices used in software development organizations, and emphasized the need for more research and better means for  ...  Increasingly, software developers and managers use the metaphor of technical debt to communicate key trade-offs related to release and quality issues.  ...  Application of qualitative methods in software engineering has reached a level of maturity. Thus, it is time to apply qualitative studies to manage technical debt.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2579281.2579311 fatcat:nfvk5q5h2bfyrh22hkcoxv4fbi

Toward a Mixed-Methods Research Approach to Content Analysis in The Digital Age: The Combined Content-Analysis Model and its Applications to Health Care Twitter Feeds

Eradah O Hamad, Marie Y Savundranayagam, Jeffrey D Holmes, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Andrew M Johnson
2016 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Results: Results suggest that the methods used in these studies were not purely quantitative or qualitative, and the mixed-methods design was not explicitly chosen for data collection and analysis.  ...  We evaluated the resulting 18 studies based on a narrative review of previous methodological studies and textbooks to determine the criteria and main features of quantitative and qualitative CA.  ...  Based on our analysis, we propose the combined content-analysis (CCA) model as an organizing framework to guide the application of integrated methods (quantitative and qualitative) and modes (manual and  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.5391 pmid:26957477 pmcid:PMC4804105 fatcat:3eydjctkdzftlmtzdinvofpt4a

A Systematic Review of Formative Assessment Tools in the Blended Learning Environment

Indah Febriani, M. M. Irsyad Abdullah
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
The main aim of this study to identify and classify existing research through the research approach, assessment tools type, and assessment specialty on formative assessment tools in a blended learning  ...  It proves that technology is an important part of education and teaching because significantly transform the method of assessment from manual to automatic assessment type.  ...  Acknowledgment This research has been funded by Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia.  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i4.11.20684 fatcat:i44at7w6h5fizfnibxmmnapmge

The Evolution of Empirical Methods in Software Engineering [article]

Michael Felderer, Guilherme Horta Travassos
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this chapter we tell the history of empirical software engineering and present the evolution of empirical methods in software engineering in five iterations, i.e., (1) mid-1960s to mid-1970s, (2) mid  ...  Furthermore, based on the chapters covered in this book we discuss trends on contemporary empirical methods in software engineering related to the plurality of research methods, human factors, data collection  ...  Acknowledgements We thank all the authors and reviewers of this book on contemporary empirical methods in software engineering for their valuable contribution  ... 
arXiv:1912.11512v4 fatcat:tqmkkdtehndo3ibyj63bwf2yae

Software Engineering as Cooperative Work

Yvonne Dittrich, Dave W. Randall, Janice Singer
2009 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)  
Qualitative methods can be used as means to formulate hypotheses that later can be tested by quantitative research. (Seaman 1999) e.g. uses qualitative methods this way.  ...  Ethnographers and other experts in qualitative approaches became 'licensed' to provide additional data which could be used to support software engineering work, to such a degree that the recent issue of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10606-009-9106-y fatcat:nxdqtkjdrncs3lz4d5z5wjhz4a

Qualitative methods in empirical studies of software engineering

C.B. Seaman
1999 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
In many other disciplines, qualitative research methods have been developed and are commonly used to handle the complexity of issues involving human behavior.  ...  AbstractÐWhile empirical studies in software engineering are beginning to gain recognition in the research community, this subarea is also entering a new level of maturity by beginning to address the human  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by NASA grant 01-5-26393 and by IBM Canada Ltd.'s Centre for Advanced Studies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/32.799955 fatcat:7zqjgc6t3baqrpl3vn7faifjkq

Social Knowledge Environments

Jan M. Pawlowski, Markus Bick, René Peinl, Stefan Thalmann, Ronald Maier, Lars Hetmank, Paul Kruse, Malte Martensen, Henri Pirkkalainen
2014 Business & Information Systems Engineering  
Social software has changed research and practice in the knowledge management field.  ...  Several current trends and research issues offer a new understanding of how social software has changed this research field, as well as how scholars in business and information systems engineering (BISE  ...  This approach is appropriate for information technology and software engineering literature, because the abstracts of articles in these fields tend to be insufficient, so we cannot rely solely on them  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12599-014-0318-4 fatcat:yi542wmfdfaz5c6qv26575uwoa
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