Action Research Can Swing the Balance in Experimental Software Engineering

@article{Santos2011ActionRC,
  title={Action Research Can Swing the Balance in Experimental Software Engineering},
  author={Paulo S{\'e}rgio Medeiros dos Santos and Guilherme Horta Travassos},
  journal={Advances in Computers},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={205-276}
}
In general, professionals still ignore scientific evidence in place of expert opinions in most of their decision-making. For this reason, it is still common to see the adoption of new software technologies in the field without any scientific basis or well-grounded criteria, but on the opinions of experts. Experimental Software Engineering is of paramount importance to provide the foundations to understand the limits and applicability of software technologies. The need to better observe and… CONTINUE READING
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