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An experiential report on the limitations of experimentation as a means of empirically investigating software practitioners.

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dc.contributor.author Exton, Chris
dc.contributor.author Avram, Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Jim
dc.contributor.author LeGear, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-09T10:17:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-09T10:17:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2076
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper outlines the needs for careful empirical-design choices during the study of software practitioners. It does this by presenting a documented, but unpublished, in-vivo, empirical, group study. The study was initially conceived as an experiment but was subsequently overwhelmed by human and other factors. As a consequence, only more observational comments could be derived from the study. In this paper, the study is analyzed and discussed, as a means of illustrating the conflict that often exists between in-vivo empirical studies and the experimental paradigm. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PPIG;06/2007
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.subject software practitioners en_US
dc.title An experiential report on the limitations of experimentation as a means of empirically investigating software practitioners. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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