A human study of fault localization accuracy

  title={A human study of fault localization accuracy},
  author={Zachary P. Fry and Westley Weimer},
  journal={2010 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance},
Localizing and repairing defects are critical software engineering activities. Not all programs and not all bugs are equally easy to debug, however. We present formal models, backed by a human study involving 65 participants (from both academia and industry) and 1830 total judgments, relating various software- and defect-related features to human accuracy at locating errors. Our study involves example code from Java textbooks, helping us to control for both readability and complexity. We find… CONTINUE READING
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