The impact of limited search procedures for systematic literature reviews — A participant-observer case study

@article{Kitchenham2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of limited search procedures for systematic literature reviews — A participant-observer case study},
  author={Barbara A. Kitchenham and Pearl Brereton and Mark Turner and Mahmood Niazi and Stephen G. Linkman and Rialette Pretorius and David Budgen},
  journal={2009 3rd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement},
  year={2009},
  pages={336-345}
}
This study aims to compare the use of targeted manual searches with broad automated searches, and to assess the importance of grey literature and breadth of search on the outcomes of SLRs. We used a participant-observer multi-case embedded case study. Our two cases were a tertiary study of systematic literature reviews published between January 2004 and June 2007 based on a manual search of selected journals and conferences and a replication of that study based on a broad automated search… CONTINUE READING

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