Goal oriented quality models have become an important means for assessing and improving software quality. In this sense, in previous papers, authors have proposed an approach called Multiview Framework, for guiding quality managers in designing and managing a goal oriented quality model. This approach has been validated through a controlled experiment carried out with university students. In this paper authors describe and discuss a strict replication of the controlled experiment carried out with university graduates attending a master degree course in an Italian university. Although research goals and hypotheses are the same, context differs. In particular, for the replication, experimental subjects were better representative of practitioners, given the fact that their master degree course required project work with industrial partners. This difference in context has represented an important first step for generalizing experimental results. Data analysis and interpretation support our research goals and confirm validity of the conclusions made.

ASSESSING MULTIVIEW COMPREHENSIBILITY(MF) AND EFFICIENCY: A REPLICATED EXPERIMENT

BALDASSARRE, MARIA TERESA;CAIVANO, DANILO;VISAGGIO, Giuseppe
2005

Abstract

Goal oriented quality models have become an important means for assessing and improving software quality. In this sense, in previous papers, authors have proposed an approach called Multiview Framework, for guiding quality managers in designing and managing a goal oriented quality model. This approach has been validated through a controlled experiment carried out with university students. In this paper authors describe and discuss a strict replication of the controlled experiment carried out with university graduates attending a master degree course in an Italian university. Although research goals and hypotheses are the same, context differs. In particular, for the replication, experimental subjects were better representative of practitioners, given the fact that their master degree course required project work with industrial partners. This difference in context has represented an important first step for generalizing experimental results. Data analysis and interpretation support our research goals and confirm validity of the conclusions made.
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