WIT Press


Experimentation In Software Engineering: A New Framework

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930311

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,396 kb

Author(s)

W.E.A. Mohamed, C.J. Sadler & D. Law

Abstract

Experimentation in software engineering: A new framework W-E.A. Mohamed", C.J. Sadler", D. Law& e, Oz/orcf ABSTRACT The absence of a systematic and flexible evaluation methodology, that can characterise the effect of methods and tools on the development process, has made any process improvement program a difficult task. The DESMET project aims to develop and validate an evaluation methodology which will quantify the effect of the use of development methods and tools. DESMET (Determining an Evaluation Methodology for Software Methods and Tools) is a project partly funded by the DTI (IEDS ATP/1 150) and SERC (GR/F 38556). The collaborators in the project are the National Computing Centre, GEC-Marconi Software Systems, Racal Research Ltd and The University of North London. The first phase of the project has critically surveyed current evaluation approaches which were classified as 'quantitative' or 'qualitative'. It was conclud

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