Module size distribution and defect density

@article{Malaiya2000ModuleSD,
  title={Module size distribution and defect density},
  author={Yashwant K. Malaiya and Jason Denton},
  journal={Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. ISSRE 2000},
  year={2000},
  pages={62-71}
}
Data from several projects show a significant relationship between the size of a module and its defect density. We address implications of this observation. Does the overall defect density of a software project vary with its module size distribution? Even more interesting is the question can we exploit this dependence to reduce the total number of defects? We examine the available data sets and propose a model relating module size and defect density. It takes into account defects that arise due… CONTINUE READING

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