Empirical Model Building and Methods SS2015
Course in Summer Term 2015 (89-3153)
- Dr. Andreas Jedlitschka
- Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H.Dieter Rombach
This lecture provides the basic knowledge that a successful researcher or quality manager needs today. On the basis of practical examples, it shows how to plan and realize empirical methods in software engineering, which empirical methods are used for testing research hypotheses, which empirical methods are used for descriptive modeling of software products and processes, and which empirical methods are used for improving either software product models or software process models. Contents of the class include:
- Definition of the basic terms of empirical / experimental software engineering
- The procedure of experimentation
- Formulation of hypotheses
- Design of empirical studies
- Acquisition, validation and analysis of data
- Interpretation of data
- Empirical modelling
- Examples of concrete empirical studies
- C. Wohlin, P. Runeson, M. Höst, M. C. Ohlsson, B. Regnell and A. Wesslén, "Experimentation in Software Engineering", Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-29043-5, 2012.
- Boehm, Rombach, Zelkowitz (Eds): Foundations of Empirical Software Engineering – Legacy of Victor R. Basili, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2005
- Juristo, N., and Moreno, A.: Basics of Software Engineering Experimentation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001
- Contact Information
- Classes: Mi, 13:45 - 15:15, Room 48-462, weekly, start 22 April, 2015
- More information: see KIS
- Exercises: Fr, 13:45am - 15:15pm, starting May 9th, 2015 at Z13.07 KMU-Center, Fraunhofer IESE
- Written Exam: 28.07.2015 9.30-12.00 Room: 52-206
- Written Exam (Nachklausur): 07.10.2015 14:00-16:30 Room: 42-110
- Prerequisites for the final examination are a successful design and presentation of an empirical study, and a regular active participation in exercise class.
- Prerequisites: This class builds upon the contents of "Foundations of Software Engineering", which can be attended in parallel.
- Everyone who needs to be graded or needs a certificate for the lecture but haven't submit personal information yet, please register here. Please submit your registration to the lecture before May 21, 2014.
Material (will be regularly updated)
All the materials (lecture slides, exercise sheets etc.) will be available here during the lecture time.
- Lecture slides
- Exercise sheets