Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 26)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2009.184
David Lorge Parnas , Middle Road Software
Bill Curtis , Cast Software
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
B. Curtis and D. L. Parnas, "Point/Counterpoint," in IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 56-59, 2009.