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Contextual attributes impacting the effectiveness of requirements elicitation Techniques: Mapping theoretical and empirical research
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
Background: Software engineers can utilise a myriad of elicitation techniques to capture relevant information in order to specify requirements. The effectiveness of these techniques varies depending on the context in which the elicitation takes place. So, it is important to identify the attributes that represent this context. Objective: This paper aims to match theoretical to empirical research on contextual attributes that influence elicitation technique effectiveness. Method: We conduct a systematic mapping study to identify proposed attributes (by theoretical works) and attributes studied empirically. Then we map empirical results with theoretical proposals. Results: 60% of theoretically proposed attributes have been studied empirically. There seems to be some degree of coordination between theory and empiricism. However, there is empirical confirmation of the impact of only a third of the theoretically proposed attributes. Conclusions: These results call for more empirical research in order to evaluate beliefs with respect to elicitation techniques.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Information And Software Technology
ISBN
0950-5849
Impact factor JCR
2,694
Impact info
Volume
92
10.1016/j.infsof.2017.08.003
Journal number
From page
194
To page
221
Month
DICIEMBRE
Ranking
16/106
Participants
  • Autor: Dante Carrizo (Universidad de Atacama (Chile))
  • Autor: Oscar Dieste Tubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Natalia Juristo Juzgado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
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