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Qualitative research on software development: a longitudinal case study methodology

Laurie McLeod, Stephen G. MacDonell, Bill Doolin
2011 Empirical Software Engineering  
This paper reports the use of a qualitative methodology for conducting longitudinal case study research on software development.  ...  Our aim is to illustrate the utility of longitudinal case study research, as a complement to existing methodologies for studying software development, so as to enable the community to develop a fuller  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was funded through a Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship by the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-010-9153-5 fatcat:tydrsl5rlrb3hjkmbx6vzz7upq

For the Special issue on Qualitative Software Engineering Research

Yvonne Dittrich, Michael John, Janice Singer, Bjørnar Tessem
2007 Information and Software Technology  
[21] present a longitudinal case study describing the introduction of agile methods in an existing software development organisation over a period of 2-3 years.  ...  [27] reports on a case where agility in the development processes allows developers to quickly react to customer feedback during product development.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.009 fatcat:nsk2dfv5p5gztiqwv6tfnhj7kq

Scrum agile product development method - literature review, analysis and classification

Bernardo Vasconcelos de Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Pereira Mello
2011 Product Management & Development  
Results showed that the literature on the subject is still scarce, but it is expanding and presents a lack of longitudinal and quantitative studies.  ...  The aim of this paper was to present a review, an analysis, and a classification and coding of the literature on the Scrum method.  ...  - - - - - 11 Case study Qualitative C Current - - - x - - - - - 12 Case study Qualitative C Current - - - - - - - - - 13 Case study Qualitative U Current - x - x x - - - - 14 Case study Qualitative C Current  ... 
doi:10.4322/pmd.2011.005 fatcat:uxucacqs6zdofnoyptvnrafcci

Recent developments in archiving social research

Louise Corti
2012 International Journal of Social Research Methodology  
Recent developments in archiving have built on a fifty year foundation of sharing social survey data and are enabling the take-up of data curation practices on a wider scale.  ...  In this paper I discuss four recent developments that are brining challenges for social science data archives: methods for archiving qualitative data; providing safe access to disclosive data; institutional  ...  The CESSDA has been nominated as one of a series of new formalised research infrastructures -the CESSDA European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) -forming as this is being written.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13645579.2012.688310 fatcat:ydgjhh34nfesbea5nszc7kzpiu

Overseas Development Institute

1965 Nature  
a cohort; collects data longitudinally; is experimental or quasi-experimental; uses a step or dosage design; includes pre-and post-intervention surveys (baseline and follow-up); or uses case studies.  ...  Methodology. The following bullet points list some issues that can be considered when designing a research study.  ... 
doi:10.1038/208935c0 fatcat:gd22zhgc7rgwleuclt7bubnev4

Technical debt cripples software developer productivity

Terese Besker, Antonio Martini, Jan Bosch
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Technical Debt - TechDebt '18  
This paper reports the results of a longitudinal study, surveying 43 software developers, together with follow-up interviews with 16 industrial software practitioners.  ...  The aim of this study is to explore the negative consequences of TD in terms of wasted software development time.  ...  The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 712949 (TECNIOspring  ... 
doi:10.1145/3194164.3194178 dblp:conf/icse/BeskerMB18 fatcat:y64it6npijfojga6wxyc2j56fe

Editorial: Developing Publishable Mixed Methods Manuscripts

John W. Creswell, Abbas Tashakkori
2007 Journal of Mixed Methods Research  
,'' a ''methodology-a method and a worldview,'' or an approach to research within existing designs (such as in narrative research or longitudinal designs [Elliot, 2005] -see the media review of Elliot's  ...  Even in instrument development studies in which an initial qualitative strand provides themes for developing an item pool, a strong mixed methods manuscript presents the qualitative findings and inferences  ... 
doi:10.1177/1558689806298644 fatcat:d3e65qdmv5dt3af46i75kkdaqi

Developing an analytical framework for multiple perspective, qualitative longitudinal interviews (MPQLI)

Susanne Vogl, Ulrike Zartler, Eva-Maria Schmidt, Irene Rieder
2017 International Journal of Social Research Methodology  
This paper contributes to the development of a systematized analysis process for multiple perspectives qualitative longitudinal interviews (MPQLI).  ...  So far, little attention has been paid to the methodological challenges of data analysis in multiple perspectives longitudinal research.  ...  Eva-Maria Schmidt is a PhD Researcher at the University of Vienna. She studied Sociology and European Ethnology.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13645579.2017.1345149 fatcat:p7tg4tvt4jcafmqhkxkw7pk2j4

The Overseas Development Institute

1965 Nature  
a cohort; collects data longitudinally; is experimental or quasi-experimental; uses a step or dosage design; includes pre-and post-intervention surveys (baseline and follow-up); or uses case studies.  ...  Methodology. The following bullet points list some issues that can be considered when designing a research study.  ... 
doi:10.1038/207809d0 fatcat:mrq65yywvrfvnb6yl33bonpfdu

Software Development Methodologies and Practices in Startups

Esubalew Workineh Tegegne, Pertti Seppanen, Muhammad Ovais Ahmad
2019 IET Software  
A total of 144 software development work practices are extracted from the primary studies.  ...  To validate the results from the mapping study, an empirical study was based on the research data collected from 14 real-life software start-ups located in Finland, Italy and Norway.  ...  The qualitative data is collected by the second author. Finally, the whole paper is concluded by the second and third authors.  ... 
doi:10.1049/iet-sen.2018.5270 fatcat:7y5fgaawqzhvfkqepgmcrq4luq

Research on information systems in developing countries: Current landscape and future prospects

Geoff Walsham, Sundeep Sahay
2006 Information Technology for Development  
Prospects for future research are discussed, based on a conceptual view as to how to study information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries, to classify existing work, identify  ...  In some cases, the meaning of the term Geoff Walsham is a Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, UK.  ...  With respect to methodology, much of the current research surveyed for the landscape sections used case studies, and largely qualitative research methods.  ... 
doi:10.1002/itdj.20020 fatcat:btn5bs6vevc2dit6kl7gslzn6q

Replication Package for: The Influence of Technical Debt on Software Developer Morale

Terese Besker
2020 Zenodo  
Replication Package for: The Influence of Technical Debt on Software Developer Morale  ...  This study is based on data from 15 face-to-face interviews, and a survey, together with a longitudinal study, in order to examine the negative impact TD has on software developer morale and developer  ...  The research team decided to base the research model on a longitudinal study together with supplementary follow-up interviews.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3627885 fatcat:pe7dcd2qpnd4zpozupdl6xzqiy

Developing Trust In Virtual Software Development Teams

Valentine Casey
2010 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
Research has identified distance in its various forms as an important factor which negatively impacts on global software development and on virtual software team operation in particular.  ...  In these circumstances a strategy often employed is the use of virtual software development teams.  ...  A Yin based case study is normally considered a positivist qualitative research approach [47] .  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762010000200004 fatcat:btirrk2x3nd63it5ytnwkltove


Aileen J Lim, W. Patrick Neumann, Filippo A. Salustri
2011 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
Since there is no accepted approach to PSDP 'mapping', methodological development is needed. A proposed methodology for assessment of PSDPs is described.  ...  The researchers are currently conducting an action research study with a Canadian electronics manufacturer to improve their production system design process (PSDP), and thereby their production systems  ...  Though this particular study was focused on a manufacturing case, the methodology described may be applied to other applications.  ... 
doi:10.24908/pceea.v0i0.3718 fatcat:dpuyvl5p5bdxbojgtvg76gmmue

Improving the quality of development assistance

Martin Prowse, Laura Camfield
2012 Progress in Development Studies  
It illustrates this with a case study of their proposed use in an evaluation of the promotion of Jatropha curcas, a second-generation biofuel, in Malawi.  ...  While randomized experiments can be valuable tools in evaluating aid effectiveness, research designs limit the role of qualitative methods to 'fi eld visits' or description of contexts.  ...  The paper argues that two qualitative methods -life history interviews and semi-structured interviewsappear suitable, and focuses on the former, illustrating their value using a case study of their proposed  ... 
doi:10.1177/146499341201300104 fatcat:fkmvzjpmgbh3tohg33jkxqo5qu
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