Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 22)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.76
Warren Harrison , Portland State University
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
W. Harrison, "Skinner Wasn't a Software Engineer," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 5-7, 2005.