On the impact of UML analysis models on source-code comprehensibility and modifiability

@article{Scanniello2014OnTI,
  title={On the impact of UML analysis models on source-code comprehensibility and modifiability},
  author={Giuseppe Scanniello and Carmine Gravino and Marcela Genero and Jos{\'e} A. Cruz-Lemus and Genny Tortora},
  journal={ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={13:1-13:26}
}
We carried out a family of experiments to investigate whether the use of UML models produced in the requirements analysis process helps in the comprehensibility and modifiability of source code. The family consists of a controlled experiment and 3 external replications carried out with students and professionals from Italy and Spain. 86 participants with different abilities and levels of experience with UML took part. The results of the experiments were integrated through the use of meta… CONTINUE READING
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