Analysis of the influence of motivation and reward in software experiments with student subjects

Villaverde Balián, José Ignacio (2019). Analysis of the influence of motivation and reward in software experiments with student subjects. Thesis (Master thesis), E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM).

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Title: Analysis of the influence of motivation and reward in software experiments with student subjects
Author/s:
  • Villaverde Balián, José Ignacio
Contributor/s:
  • Dieste Tubío, Óscar
Item Type: Thesis (Master thesis)
Masters title: Ingeniería del Software
Date: July 2019
Subjects:
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

Context: Empirical studies have become a key tool in software engineering. One of the most used strategies when carrying out empirical studies is the one called Controlled Experiment. Additionally, motivation can be determinant for altering human behavior when participating in a controlled experiment. Aim: This study aims to analyse the influence of motivation by rewards in student subjects when participating in an experiment. Method: An exploratory study based on a mixture of empirical methods was conducted. This mixture consists of a Survey for understanding the optimum magnitud for a reward in case of participating in an experiment. And Finally, an Experiment was designed and executed for studying the effects of motivation in students when participating in an experiment. Results: The Survey results show that depending on the Experiment duration, students may need a reward in return to participate. In addition to this, the analysis of the driven Experiment suggests that motivation did not positively influence the results of the Experiment in terms of quality, time spent and productivity. Conclusions: Further research is needed to provide better knowledge about how motivation by reward can alter results in Experiments.

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Item ID: 57161
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/57161/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:57161
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 04 Nov 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 12:39
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