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Pull Request Decision Explained: An Empirical Overview [article]

Xunhui Zhang, Yue Yu, Georgios Gousios, Ayushi Rastogi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Using this data, we explore the relations of the factors to each other and build mixed-effect logistic regression models to empirically explain pull request decision.  ...  Objective: This study builds on a decade long research on pull request decision to explain it.  ...  Along these lines, our current work presents an empirical investigation on explaining pull request decision at GitHub in terms of the factors known to influence it.  ... 
arXiv:2105.13970v1 fatcat:dhices7ocfcdjk7rctjja7y42e

Pull Request Latency Explained: An Empirical Overview [article]

Xunhui Zhang, Yue Yu, Tao Wang, Ayushi Rastogi, Huaimin Wang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Pull request latency evaluation is an essential application of effort evaluation in the pull-based development scenario.  ...  Meanwhile, the number of commits in a pull request has a more significant impact on pull request latency when closing than submitting due to changes in contributions brought about by the review process  ...  Therefore, building on a large-scale and diverse dataset, this paper conducts an empirical study on the impact of factors in different situations and contexts on the latency of pull requests.  ... 
arXiv:2108.09946v1 fatcat:zzsagpa2y5betbpuha6rtco4k4

Explaining Variation in Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws

Ronen Avraham, Kyle D. Logue, Daniel Schwarcz
2013 Social Science Research Network  
It then applies the model detailed above and in Part I to explain much of this variation. Part I: Overview A.  ...  Part I provides an overview of the adverse selection, illicit discrimination, and predictive property arguments regarding risk classification.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2316866 fatcat:brfndxqldvdljb252y52mkqegu

Inside the Blackwall Box: Explaining U.S. Marine Salvage Awards

Joshua C. Teitelbaum
2012 Social Science Research Network  
In addition to presenting the first systematic empirical study of U.S. marine salvage awards, which complements the traditional doctrinal analysis offered by maritime commentators, an important contribution  ...  This Article addresses this question by examining the reported decisions of U.S. courts in salvage cases from 1799 to 2007.  ...  Part II provides an overview of U.S. marine salvage law. Part III describes the handcollected data set of salvage cases.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2060944 fatcat:zxy74fopxnaphgaubgcfzyd6uq

Explaining the Distribution of Fiscal Transfers between Belgian Regions: The Effect of Political Representation

Geert Jennes, Damiaan Persyn
2011 Social Science Research Network  
This paper investigates the role of political representation in explaining geographical variation in social security and income tax transfers in Belgium.  ...  To isolate and quantify the causal link going from political representation to transfers, we identify two sets of exogenous changes in political representation and use an instrumental variable approach  ...  However, beneficiaries have to formally request such a complement before receiving it, requiring decisions at the level of the ministry.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2125711 fatcat:xq5ilhr5ejajdlamxthj5x7v2u

Persistence of various types of innovation analyzed and explained

Sam Tavassoli, Charlie Karlsson
2015 Research Policy  
Such capabilities are a decisive factor in explaining innovation.  ...  Section 3 offers a short overview on empirical evidence concerning the persistency of innovation. Section 4 shows the data.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.06.001 fatcat:hbgyxfbsa5f2rptk3isp4fzsdq

On the role of mathematics in explaining the material world: Mental models for proportional reasoning

D Schwartz
1998 Cognitive Science  
We examine an altemative assumption that mathematics can also serve OS a tool that helps one to construct an understanding of a situation in the first place.  ...  Contemporary psychological research that studies how people apply mathematics has largely viewed mathematics as a computational tool for deriving an answer.  ...  We would also like to thank Graeme Halford and an anonymous reviewer for helpful suggestions and pointers to the literature.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0364-0213(99)80047-0 fatcat:yx7eljsld5bvfokuaqgt24u2um

The poverty of media richness theory: explaining people's choice of electronic mail vs. voice mail

MAHA EL-SHINNAWY, M.LYNNE MARKUS
1997 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
How and why people choose which communication medium to use is an important issue for both behavioral researchers and software product developers.  ...  While the concept of media richness is too poor to explain the richness of people's media use behavior, our behavioral findings and explanations should prove useful to those building the next generation  ...  Overview of daily communication activities 3.  ... 
doi:10.1006/ijhc.1996.0099 fatcat:bqmo735s2rhhtb6davcb2k4fzq

Explaining entrepreneurial performance of solo self-employed from a motivational perspective

Nardo de Vries, Werner Liebregts, André van Stel
2019 Small Business Economics  
This paper investigates the relationship between start-up motivation (opportunity versus necessity) and entrepreneurial performance of an important subset of entrepreneurs, viz., the solo self-employed  ...  Block and Sandner (2009) present an overview of studies on necessity entrepreneurship in Germany.  ...  In the next section we provide an overview of the extant literature on solo self-employment and start-up motivation, from which we derive our hypothesis.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11187-019-00244-8 fatcat:tgelqffutfhr5kheq2mgygmd4q

Why did I do that? Explaining actions activated outside of awareness

Ana P. Gantman, Marieke A. Adriaanse, Peter M. Gollwitzer, Gabriele Oettingen
2017 Psychonomic Bulletin & Review  
We review the latest research investigating how people explain their own actions when they have been activated nonconsciously.  ...  ., normviolating, against self -standards), negative affect arises and triggers confabulations aimed to explain the behavior.  ...  In these cases, there is no direct request for an explanation, which triggers confabulation in the sense of someone probing for an explanation.  ... 
doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1260-5 pmid:28315169 fatcat:tt7b7wb3gfeptcbmryeixxj2t4

Explaining Systematic Bias and Nontransparency in U.S. Social Security Administration Forecasts

Konstantin Kashin, Gary King, Samir Soneji
2015 Political Analysis  
We extend and then explain these findings with evidence from a large number of interviews with participants at every level of the forecasting and policy processes.  ...  Social Security Administration (SSA) demographic and financial forecasts is crucial for the solvency of its Trust Funds, other government programs, industry decision-making, and the evidence base of many  ...  Formalizing Ad Hoc, Qualitative Forecasts We provide an overview of one way to fix the problems with SSA forecasting in Section 4.1.  ... 
doi:10.1093/pan/mpv011 fatcat:hxdw76kwebczhbkn52rnkmntny

On the Role of Mathematics in Explaining the Material World: Mental Models for Proportional Reasoning

Daniel L. Schwartz, Joyce L. Moore
1998 Cognitive Science  
We examine an altemative assumption that mathematics can also serve OS a tool that helps one to construct an understanding of a situation in the first place.  ...  Contemporary psychological research that studies how people apply mathematics has largely viewed mathematics as a computational tool for deriving an answer.  ...  We would also like to thank Graeme Halford and an anonymous reviewer for helpful suggestions and pointers to the literature.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15516709cog2204_3 fatcat:n76as67isjdcrbmbleqw6pimg4

The missing link: explaining ELF static linking, semantically

Stephen Kell, Dominic P. Mulligan, Peter Sewell
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications - OOPSLA 2016  
Using these, we develop an executable specification of linking, covering (among other things) enough to link small C programs (we use the example of bzip2) into a correctly running executable.  ...  linking and ELF; as an input to proof-assistant mechanised reasoning about linking, and as a basis for empirical testing of linkers.  ...  Overview Our formalisation takes the form of an executable specification that can operate as both a linker and a link checker.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2983990.2983996 dblp:conf/oopsla/KellMS16 fatcat:46wewqh55nhebmeozgjyyjyo6u

The missing link: explaining ELF static linking, semantically

Stephen Kell, Dominic P. Mulligan, Peter Sewell
2016 SIGPLAN notices  
Using these, we develop an executable specification of linking, covering (among other things) enough to link small C programs (we use the example of bzip2) into a correctly running executable.  ...  linking and ELF; as an input to proof-assistant mechanised reasoning about linking, and as a basis for empirical testing of linkers.  ...  Overview Our formalisation takes the form of an executable specification that can operate as both a linker and a link checker.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3022671.2983996 fatcat:t4yvyj4hxrhmlj4b4nzsc2clxa

Explaining Russian-German code-mixing: A usage-based approach [article]

Nikolay Hakimov
2021 Zenodo  
Section §6.3 then offers an overview of the systems of plural marking in Russian and German.  ...  This is the 'pull down' or 'drag down' principle.  ...  Explaining Russian-German code-mixing The study of grammatical variation in language mixing has been at the core of research into bilingual language practices.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5589445 fatcat:qcpjpcxzzvarxdkle7v2ctbzdu
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