Issue No. 02 - March/April (1997 vol. 14)
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Conventional wisdom, that smaller components contain proportionately fewer faults, may be wrong. This author found that medium-sized components were proportionately more reliable than large or small ones. Moreover, he says, there may be limits on the fault density we can achieve.
Les Hatton, "Reexamining the Fault Density-Component Size Connection", IEEE Software, vol. 14, no. , pp. 89-97, March/April 1997, doi:10.1109/52.582978