Experimental Design and Analysis in Software Engineering: Types of Experimental Design

@inproceedings{Pfleeger1995ExperimentalDA,
  title={Experimental Design and Analysis in Software Engineering: Types of Experimental Design},
  author={Shari Lawrence Pfleeger},
  booktitle={SOEN},
  year={1995}
}
It is useful to know and understand the several types of designs that you are likely to use in software engineering research, since the type of design constrains the type of analysis that can be performed and therefore the types of conclusions that can be drawn. (A description of these analysis techniques can be found in [Kitchenham 1992].) For example, there are several ways to calculate the F-statistic for an analysis of variance; the choice of calculation depends on the experimental design… CONTINUE READING