Issue No.03 - May/June (2005 vol.22)
Warren Harrison , Portland State University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.76
The author describes several different techniques for doing software development research--for example, testing the value of a new tool or technique. He describes the comparative group experiment, the field study, the case study, and the single-subject experiment, and he advocates that more people try using the last approach.
research methodology, statistics, comparative group experiment, single-subject experiment
Warren Harrison, "Skinner Wasn't a Software Engineer", IEEE Software, vol.22, no. 3, pp. 5-7, May/June 2005, doi:10.1109/MS.2005.76