Replications of software engineering experiments

Carver, Jeffrey C. and Juristo Juzgado, Natalia and Baldassarre, María Teresa and Vegas Hernández, Sira (2014). Replications of software engineering experiments. "Empirical Software Engineering", v. 19 (n. 2); pp. 267-276. ISSN 1382-3256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-013-9290-8.

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Title: Replications of software engineering experiments
Author/s:
  • Carver, Jeffrey C.
  • Juristo Juzgado, Natalia
  • Baldassarre, María Teresa
  • Vegas Hernández, Sira
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Empirical Software Engineering
Date: April 2014
ISSN: 1382-3256
Volume: 19
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Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

There are many open issues that must be addressed before the replication process can be successfully formalized in empirical software engineering research. We define replication as the deliberate repetition of the same empirical study for the purpose of determining whether the results of the first experiment can be reproduced. This definition would appear at first glance to be good. However, it needs several clarifications that have not yet been forthcoming in software engineering: – What is the exact meaning of the same empirical study? Namely how similar should an experiment be to the baseline study for it to be considered a replication? What is the exact meaning of a result being reproduced? Namely how similar does a result have to be to the result of the baseline study for it to be considered reproduced? These and other methodological questions need to be researched and tailored for empirical software engineering.

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Item ID: 35993
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35993/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35993
DOI: 10.1007/s10664-013-9290-8
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/journal/10664
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jul 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 10:59
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