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Qualitative research in software engineering

Tore Dybå, Rafael Prikladnicki, Kari Rönkkö, Carolyn Seaman, Jonathan Sillito
2011 Empirical Software Engineering  
Qualitative research methods were developed in the social sciences to enable researchers to study social and cultural phenomena and are designed to help researchers understand people and the social and  ...  Many in the software industry recognize that software development also presents a number of unique management and organizational issues that need to be addressed and solved in order for the field to progress  ...  For this reason, we solicited submissions for this Special Issue on the topic of "Qualitative Research in Software Engineering".  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-011-9163-y fatcat:ialz3obicrg2nnnimvzq4uccu4

Qualitative research methods in Software Engineering

Patrick Anya, Gerarld Smith
2014 Revista Antioqueña de las Ciencias Computacionales y la Ingeniería de Software (RACCIS)  
Apply this methods separately in the research in software engineer makes evident that obtain results are incomplete and so is difficult to choose definitively wit which of them embark in a specific research  ...  In the investigation of Software Engineering coexist two different research methods: 1) the quantitative that try to measure and analyze the casual relationship between the variables in a frame with free  ...  Los investigadores encontraron que el in-cumplimiento no se debía a un comportamiento errático irracional, sino a la elección deliberada de los pacientes.  ... 
doaj:a1aa30694dd340ce930aa3f6712426d1 fatcat:ryamalspy5bhtkej7h7jr2zwpm

Researcher Bias in Software Engineering Experiments: a Qualitative Investigation [article]

Simone Romano, Davide Fucci, Giuseppe Scanniello, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Burak Turhan, Natalia Juristo
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We conducted an explorative qualitative survey to investigate RB in Software Engineering (SE)experiments, with respect to (i) QRPs potentially leading to RB, (ii) causes behind RB, and (iii) possible actions  ...  In research fields like medicine, blinding techniques have been applied to counteract RB.  ...  Research Profile project at Blekinge Institute of Technology; the "Digital Service Ecosystem" project (Cod. PON03PE-00136-1) funded by Italian MIUR; and "Au-riga2020" project (Cod.  ... 
arXiv:2008.12528v1 fatcat:a47edtb6yrdkzdprz64zqfq63u

Interview Script for "Researcher Bias in Software Engineering Experiments: a Qualitative Investigation" [article]

Simone Romano
2020 Figshare  
Interview script for the paper entitled "Researcher Bias in Software Engineering Experiments: a Qualitative Investigation" by Simone Romano, Davide Fucci, Giuseppe Scanniello, Maria Teresa Baldassarre,  ...  What you think is causing such results and, in general, researcher bias? 3. How would you limit researcher bias?  ...  (published in 2015) reports that: 67% (of the surveyed researchers) had statistically tested and reported post-hoc hypotheses, 55% had developed/modified outlier criteria after looking at the impact of  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12356213 fatcat:jaiwifmd2vbcxhjzifbbpmoxry

Reliability in Software Engineering Qualitative Research through Inter-Coder Agreement: A guide using Krippendorff's α Atlas.ti [article]

Ángel González-Prieto, Jorge Perez, Jessica Diaz, Daniel López-Fernández
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In recent years, the research on empirical software engineering that uses qualitative data analysis (e.g., cases studies, interview surveys, and grounded theory studies) is increasing.  ...  We expect that this work will help empirical researchers, particularly in software engineering, to improve the quality and trustworthiness of their studies.  ...  INTRODUCTION In recent years, the research on empirical software engineering that uses qualitative research methods is on the rise [16, 38, 41, 35, 39] .  ... 
arXiv:2008.00977v2 fatcat:fwuzrhbeejf6tjxw5q2xyszzdm

Qualitative Evolution of Performance and Validity Indices for Web Usage Mining

Narendra Kumar Kachhwaha, Bhupendra K Malviya
2017 International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering  
This paper affords a widespread conversation of the all the stages in Web Usage Mining and Problems with related works in this research areas.  ...  Web Usage Mining relates mining techniques in log data to extract the performance of users which is used in different applications like Support to the Design, E-commerce, Modified services, prefetching  ...  , and recent work in web usage mining research field.  ... 
doi:10.23956/ijarcsse/sv7i5/0198 fatcat:d654x5uchbenbft2bp5szckbva

Adu, K.K. and Adjei, E. (2018). The phenomenon of data loss and cyber security issues in Ghana. Foresight, 20(2), 150–61. Ahmed, M.T.U., Bhuiya, N.I. and Rahman, M.M. (2017). A secure enterprise architecture focused on security and technology-transformation (SEAST), The 12th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, (ICITST-2017), Cambridge, UK, 11–4/12/2017. Alanazi, S.T., Anbar, M., Ebad, S.A., Karuppayah, S. and Al-Ani, H.A. (2020). Theory-based model and prediction analy ...

Emad Al Khoufi
2021 Basic and Applied Sciences - Scientific Journal of King Faisal University  
Co-existing diabetes and hypertension was found in 70% of females as compared to 38% of males. The occurrence of IHD in males was significantly higher than that in females (p<0.001).  ...  Hypertension was found in 80% of males and 72% of females. A significantly higher rate of diabetes was noted in females (62%) compared to males (48%) (p<0.012).  ...  He is involved in teaching, academic research and researcher supervision and is a member of the strategic planning and curriculum committees in the College of Medicine.  ... 
doi:10.37575/b/med/0038 fatcat:5h5phkn4jjfvfceg4xasfjxsmy

For the Special issue on Qualitative Software Engineering Research

Yvonne Dittrich, Michael John, Janice Singer, Bjørnar Tessem
2007 Information and Software Technology  
but importantly so, on the value of qualitative research in software engineering in general.  ...  In the past, relatively little research in the software engineering domain presents purely qualitative research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.009 fatcat:nsk2dfv5p5gztiqwv6tfnhj7kq

Human factor in software requirements engineering: Preliminary review of qualitative empirical studies

Zeljko Stojanov, Tamara Zoric, Ilija Hristoski
Deeper understanding of human factorinfluence on software requirements engineering practice assumesthe use of qualitative research methods.  ...  Software requirements engineering is a field insoftware engineering that highly depends on human factor sinceit includes knowledge and skills from domain of softwareengineering and from the domain of problem  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, supports this research under the project "The development of software tools for business process analysis  ... 
doi:10.7251/zrsng1801106s fatcat:q2gujg5lzfburmmplwwmiwwube

Qualitative software engineering research – reflections and guidelines [article]

Per Lenberg, Robert Feldt, Lucas Gren, Lars Göran Wallgren Tengberg, Inga Tidefors, Daniel Graziotin
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present an overview of three qualitative methods commonly used in social sciences but rarely seen in software engineering research, namely interpretative phenomenological analysis, narrative analysis  ...  Our paper will help software engineering researchers better select and then guide the application of a broader set of qualitative research methods.  ...  qualitative research in software engineering.  ... 
arXiv:1712.08341v2 fatcat:grgm5qdnkjbbhiamvnphabj3he

Software Engineering as Cooperative Work

Yvonne Dittrich, Dave W. Randall, Janice Singer
2009 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)  
This Software Engineering research discourse contains a wide spectrum of qualitative research.  ...  A special issue on Qualitative Software Engineering Research in one of the leading Software Engineering journals (Dittrich et al. 2007) indicates another milestone to the successful establishment of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10606-009-9106-y fatcat:nxdqtkjdrncs3lz4d5z5wjhz4a

The Evolution of Empirical Methods in Software Engineering [article]

Michael Felderer, Guilherme Horta Travassos
2020 arXiv   pre-print
and processing, aggregation and synthesis of evidence, and impact of software engineering research.  ...  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 developers' perceptions of soft skills in software requirements engineering
Percepcije softverskih inženjera o netehničkim veštinama u inženjeringu softverskih zahteva

Tamara Zorić, Željko Stojanov
2018 Journal of Engineering Management and Competitiveness  
Implications of the research findings for researchers, software developers and managers in software organizations are discussed.  ...  This article presents a qualitative study with software developers aimed at inquiring how they perceive soft skills in software requirements activities.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Republic of Serbia, supports this research under the project "The development of software tools for business process  ... 
doi:10.5937/jemc1801054z fatcat:xordcakt6zayjgwlzth3xobpty

Pattern-based guideline to empirically analyse software development processes

D. Mendez Fernandez, B. Penzenstadler, M. Kuhrmann
2012 16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)  
Méndez Systematisation: Consolidate & evaluate § (Re-)Focus: Requirements Engineering in context of dev.processes § Integrate into software process improvement lifecycle D.  ...  & analysis methods Context & Research Objectives § Capgemini TS § Explorative analysis of demands in Requirements Engineering (projects) Research Questions: 1.  ... 
doi:10.1049/ic.2012.0017 dblp:conf/ease/FernandezPK12 fatcat:hzadcv53uraizjmyx7gndrqyri

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  ...  We report here on the Fifth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, collocated with the Seventh International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2013).  ...  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
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