Proceedings. 2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, 2004. ISESE '04.
Empirical studies are used frequently in software engineering as a method for studying and understanding software engineering techniques and methods. When conducting studies, researchers make assumptions about three objects, people, processes and products. Researchers usually focus their study on only one of those objects. But, regardless of which type of object is chosen as the focus of the study, researchers make assumptions about all three objects. The impact of those assumptions ondoi:10.1109/isese.2004.1334912 fatcat:2u7zwft25nb6rcizohdfpl37wa