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Research Publications in journals:
Effect of Domain Knowledge on Elicitation Effectiveness: An Internally Replicated Controlled Experiment
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Context. Requirements elicitation is a highly communicative activity in which human interactions play a critical role. A number of analyst characteristics or skills may influence elicitation process effectiveness. Aim. Study the influence of analyst problem domain knowledge on elicitation effectiveness. Method. We executed a controlled experiment with post-graduate students. The experimental task was to elicit requirements using open interview and consolidate the elicited information immediately afterwards. We used four different problem domains about which students had different levels of knowledge. Two tasks were used in the experiment, whereas the other two were used in an internal replication of the experiment; that is, we repeated the experiment with the same subjects but with different domains. Results. Analyst problem domain knowledge has a small but statistically significant effect on the effectiveness of the requirements elicitation activity. The interviewee has a big positive and significant influence, as does general training in requirements activities and interview experience. Conclusion. During early contacts with the customer, a key factor is the interviewee; however, training in tasks related to requirements elicitation and knowledge of the problem domain helps requirements analysts to be more effective
International
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JCR
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Title
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
ISBN
0098-5589
Impact factor JCR
1,614
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2014
Volume
10.1109/TSE.2015.2494588
Journal number
From page
427
To page
451
Month
OCTUBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Alejandrina Maria Aranda Lopez King (UPM)
  • Autor: Oscar Dieste Tubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Natalia Juristo Juzgado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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