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Replications of software engineering experiments
Carver, Jeffrey C. and Juristo Juzgado, Natalia and Baldassarre, María Teresa and Vegas Hernández, Sira
Replications of software engineering experiments.
"Empirical Software Engineering", v. 19
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
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