Empirical Model Building and Methods SS2012
Course in Summer Term 2012 (89-3153)
- Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. H. Dieter Rombach
- Dr. Andreas Jedlitschka
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
- Wohlin, C. , Runeson, P., Höst, M., Ohlsson, M., Regnell, B., Wesslén, A.: Experimentation in Software Engineering: An Introduction, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000
- 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, starting Apr. 18, 2012
- More information: see KIS
- Exercises: Fr, 11:45am - 1:15pm, starting April 20th, 2012. Room Z04.06 J. Nehmer (IESE)
- Exams: The examination will be oral and its schedule for 06 and 10 of August .
- Prerequisites for the final examination are a successful planning and design of an empirical study and a regular active participation in exercise class.
- 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 11, 2012.
- Everyone who still need a topic for the exercise, please contact Liliana Guzmán before May 11, 2012.
- Prerequisites: This class builds upon the contents of "Foundations of Software Engineering", which can be attended in parallel.
All the materials (lecture slides, exercise sheets etc.) will be available here during the lecture time.