Comprehending Object and Process Models: An Empirical Study

@article{Agarwal1999ComprehendingOA,
  title={Comprehending Object and Process Models: An Empirical Study},
  author={Ritu Agarwal and Prabuddha De and Atish P. Sinha},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Software Eng.},
  year={1999},
  volume={25},
  pages={541-556}
}
ÐAlthough prior research has compared modeling performance using different systems development methods, there has been little research examining the comprehensibility of models generated by those methods. In this paper, we report the results of an empirical study comparing user comprehension of object-oriented (OO) and process-oriented (PO) models. The fundamental difference is that while OO models tend to focus on structure, PO models tend to emphasize behavior or processes. Proponents of the… CONTINUE READING
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