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Lessons from a Cross-domain Investigation of Empirical Practices

TitleLessons from a Cross-domain Investigation of Empirical Practices
Author(s)David Budgen and Mark Turner and Stuart Charters and John Bailey and Barbara Kitchenham and Pearl Brereton
DetailsConference Proceedings: 2008
AbstractContext: We are seeking the best ways to employ evidence-based practices in software engineering research and practice.Objectives: To help assess our guidelines for conducting systematic literature reviews we have investigated how other academic disciplines use evidence-based practices.Method: This involved performing two studies, one using a questionnaire with a set of experts, and a second using semi-structured interviews.Results: We have identified how disciplines with similar empirical constraints to software engineering place weight upon different forms of empirical data.Conclusions: We describe both the resulting changes to our systematic literature review guidelines and some issues this raises for empirical software engineering.
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TopicsEmprical Practices and Evidence, Interdisciplinary