Empirical Model Building and Methods SS2017
Course in Summer Term 2017
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.
- Runeson, Höst, Rainer, Regnell (2012). Case Study Research in Software Engineering, Wiley.
- Juristo, N., and Moreno, A.: Basics of Software Engineering Experimentation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001
- Boehm, Rombach, Zelkowitz (Eds): Foundations of Empirical Software Engineering – Legacy of Victor R. Basili, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2005
- Contact Information
Dr. Andreas Jedlitschka
- Exercises: Silverio Juan Martínez Fernández mail: Silverio.Martinez at iese dot fraunhofer dot de
- Classes: Mi, 13:45 - 15:15, Room 48-453, weekly, start 26 April, 2017
- More information: see KIS
- Exercises: Fr, 11:45 - 13:15 (Additionally, 13:30-14:30 is available after request), starting June 2nd, 2017 at Z13.07 KMU-Center, Fraunhofer IESE
- Written Exam: 25.07.2017 – start at 9:30 (80 minutes) room: 46-210
- Written Exam (Nachklausur): 4.10.2017 – start at 9:00 (80 minutes) room: 46 - 110
- it is strongly advised that you are in the room 10 minutes before the start
- 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 April 20, 2017.
Material (will be regularly updated)
All the materials (lecture slides, exercise sheets etc.) will be available here during the lecture time.
- Lecture slides
- Exercise slides
- Exercise sheets