Research in software engineering: an analysis of the literature

  title={Research in software engineering: an analysis of the literature},
  author={Robert L. Glass and Iris Vessey and Venkataraman Ramesh},
  journal={Information & Software Technology},
In this paper, we examine the state of software engineering (SE) research from the point of view of the following research questions: 1. What topics do SE researchers address? 2. What research approaches do SE researchers use? 3. What research methods do SE researchers use? 4. On what reference disciplines does SE research depend? 5. At what levels of analysis do SE researchers conduct research? To answer those questions, we examined 369 papers in six leading research journals in the SE ®eld… CONTINUE READING
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