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Conducting a research study is always linked to questions about whether we can trust the results or not. Since the goal of each action research project is to make software engineering practices and tools better, we need to be able to assess the validity of our research finding very critically. Therefore, we need to be able to combine the impact of the research results with the limitations of it. We need to be able to provide the stakeholders of the action research projects with a solid and as-objective-as-possible account of the research validity.
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