© 2003

Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering

Experiences from ESERNET

  • Reidar Conradi
  • Alf Inge Wang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2765)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. Reidar Conradi, Alf Inge Wang
      Pages 1-6
  3. Method Chapters

    1. Claes Wohlin, Martin Höst, Kennet Henningsson
      Pages 7-23
    2. Dag I. K. Sjøberg, Bente Anda, Erik Arisholm, Tore Dybå, Magne Jørgensen, Amela Karahasanović et al.
      Pages 24-38
    3. Toni Sandelin, Matias Vierimaa
      Pages 39-54
    4. Andreas Jedlitschka, Markus Nick
      Pages 55-80
    5. Jeffrey Carver, Letizia Jaccheri, Sandro Morasca, Forrest Shull
      Pages 81-103
    6. Marcus Ciolkowski, Oliver Laitenberger, Sira Vegas, Stefan Biffl
      Pages 104-128
  4. Experience Chapters

    1. Tor Stålhane, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Geir Kjetil Hanssen, Nils Brede Moe
      Pages 129-141
    2. Giovanni Cantone, Luca Colasanti, Zeiad A. Abdulnabi, Anna Lomartire, Giuseppe Calavaro
      Pages 142-165
    3. Giovanni Cantone, Zeiad A. Abdulnabi, Anna Lomartire, Giuseppe Calavaro
      Pages 166-192
    4. Thomas Thelin, Magnus Erlansson, Martin Höst, Claes Wohlin
      Pages 193-207
    5. Alessandro Bianchi, Danilo Caivano, Reidar Conradi, Letizia Jaccheri, Marco Torchiano, Giuseppe Visaggio
      Pages 233-255
    6. Manu Prego
      Pages 256-273
  5. Appendix and Author Index

    1. Alf Inge Wang, Reidar Conradi
      Pages 274-278
  6. Back Matter

About this book


Nowadays, societies crucially depend on high-quality software for a large part of their functionalities and activities. Therefore, software professionals, researchers, managers, and practitioners alike have to competently decide what software technologies and products to choose for which purpose.

For various reasons, systematic empirical studies employing strictly scientific methods are hardly practiced in software engineering. Thus there is an unquestioned need for developing improved and better-qualified empirical methods, for their application in practice and for dissemination of the results.

This book describes different kinds of empirical studies and methods for performing such studies, e.g., for planning, performing, analyzing, and reporting such studies. Actual studies are presented in detail in various chapters dealing with inspections, testing, object-oriented techniques, and component-based software engineering.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Reidar Conradi
    • 1
  • Alf Inge Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI)Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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