An Evidence Profile for Software Engineering Research and Practice
2013 (English)In: Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering: Essays in Honor of Dieter Rombach / [ed] Münch, Jürgen; Schmid, Klaus, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer , 2013, 145-158 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Evidence-based software engineering has emerged as an important part of software engineering. The need for empirical evaluation and hence evidence has grown in the last couple of decades when developing new models, methods, techniques and tools in research. Furthermore, industrial decision-making ought to become more evidence-based. The objective here is to develop and present an evidence-based profile, which could be used to divide pieces of evidence into different types and hence creating an overall picture of evidence in a specific case. The evidence profile is developed in such a way that it allows evidence to be judged in context. The evidence profile consists of five types of evidence, and the profile is illustrated for perspective-based reading. It is shown how pieces of evidence can be classified into the different types. It is concluded that this type of approach may be useful to capture the evidence with respect to a specific topic and in a specific context. The further work includes applying the evidence profile for evidence collected from different type of studies and contexts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg, Germany: Springer , 2013. 145-158 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6919Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoB93EF7F7DDC7CAF9C1257BC400487BBCISBN: 978-3-642-37395-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6919DiVA: diva2:834474