Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.26)
David Lorge Parnas , Middle Road Software
Bill Curtis , Cast Software
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2009.184
Is software engineering suffering from a lack of sound empirical research? "In Empirical Research in Software Engineering: A Critical View," David Lorge Parnas (Middle Road Software) debates this issue with Bill Curtis (Cast Software) who writes "Are Rigorous Experiments Realistic for Software Engineering?"
empirical research, software engineering, analysis, independent variables, controlled experiments, exploratory observational studies
David Lorge Parnas, Bill Curtis, "Point/Counterpoint", IEEE Software, vol.26, no. 6, pp. 56-59, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.184