Empirical software engineering experts on the use of students and professionals in experiments

  • Using students as participants remains a valid simplification of reality needed in laboratory contexts. It is an effective way to advance software engineering theories and technologies but, like any other aspect of study settings, should be carefully considered during the design, execution, interpretation, and reporting of an experiment. The key is to understand which developer population portion is being represented by the participants in an experiment. Thus, a proposal for describing experimental participants is put forward.

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Name:Münch, Jürgen
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-017-9523-3
ISSN:1382-3256
eISSN:1573-7616
Erschienen in:Empirical software engineering : an international journal
Publisher:Springer Science + Business Media B.V
Place of publication:Dordrecht
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publication:2018
Tag:experimentation; generalization; participants in experiments; subjects of experiments; threats to validity
Volume:23
Issue:1
Pagenumber:38
First Page:452
Last Page:489
Dewey Decimal Classification:004 Informatik
Access Rights:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  Lizenzbedingungen Springer