Basic Notions of Experimental Design

  • Natalia Juristo
  • Ana M. Moreno

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the basic concepts to be handled during experimental design. Before addressing design, we need to study the terminology to be used. This is done in section 4.2. Sections 4.3 and 4.4 focus on the application of this terminology to the particular field of SE. In those sections we suggest possible variables for SE experiments as an aid for novice experimenters. However, the variables proposed here are only a suggestion and SE experimenters can work with an alternative set depending on their particular goals. Additionally, we will also examine some variables used in real SE experiments, going beyond a merely theoretical discussion.

Keywords

Response Variable Software Development Estimation Technique Experimental Subject Basic Notion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Juristo
    • 1
  • Ana M. Moreno
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Politecnica de MadridSpain

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