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Guidelines for industrially-based multiple case studies in software engineering

Verner, J.M. and Sampson, J. and Tosic, V. and Abu Bakar, Nur Azzah and Kitchenham, B.A. (2009) Guidelines for industrially-based multiple case studies in software engineering. In: Third International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2009 (RCIS 2009), 22-24 April 2009, Fez.

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Without careful methodological guidance, case studies in software engineering are difficult to plan, design and execute.While there are a number of broad guidelines for case study research, there are none that specifically address the needs of a software engineer undertaking multiple case studies in an industrial setting.Through a synthesis of existing best practices in case study research, we provide a set of comprehensive guidelines for conducting multiple case studies in software engineering research.Our guidelines can assist software engineering researchers with all stages of multiple case study research, although in this paper we concentrate on the early phases, such as focusing the case study and detailed plan design.To date, three exploratory research projects found our guidelines very useful.We illustrate our guidelines with examples from one of these projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: E-ISBN : 978-1-4244-2865-6 Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-2864-9
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Nur Azzah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2015 02:28
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2015 02:30

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