Rialette Pretorius

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Context: In a previous study, we reported on a systematic literature review (SLR), based on a manual search of 13 journals and conferences undertaken in the Objective: The aim of this ongoing research is to provide an annotated catalogue of SLRs available to software engineering researchers and practitioners. This study updates our previous study using a(More)
This study aims to compare the use of targeted manual searches with broad automated searches, and to assess the importance of grey literature and breadth of search on the outcomes of SLRs. We used a participant-observer multi-case embedded case study. Our two cases were a tertiary study of systematic literature reviews published between January 2004 and(More)
Systematic literature reviews (SLRs) are a major tool for supporting evidence-based software engineering. Adapting the procedures involved in such a review to meet the needs of software engineering and its literature remains an ongoing process. As part of this process of refinement, we undertook two case studies which aimed 1) to compare the use of targeted(More)
Context: Although the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is now widely used, there is little empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of its different elements. Objectives: To conduct a systematic review of the literature describing empirical studies of this paradigm. Method: We undertook a Mapping Study of the literature, based upon electronic searching(More)
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