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Quantitative Determination of the Relationship between Internal Validity and Bias in Software Engineering Experiments: Consequences for Systematic Literature Reviews
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática
Datos
Descripción
Quality assessment is one of the activities performed as part of systematic literature reviews. It is commonly accepted that a good quality experiment is bias free. Bias is considered to be related to internal validity (e.g., how adequately the experiment is planned, executed and analysed). Quality assessment is usually conducted using checklists and quality scales. It has not yet been proven;however, that quality is related to experimental bias. Aim: Identify whether there is a relationship between internal validity and bias in software engineering experiments. Method: We built a quality scale to determine the quality of the studies, which we applied to 28 experiments included in two systematic literature reviews. We proposed an objective indicator of experimental bias, which we applied to the same 28 experiments. Finally, we analysed the correlations between the quality scores and the proposed measure of bias. Results: We failed to find a relationship between the global quality score (resulting from the quality scale) and bias; however, we did identify interesting correlations between bias and some particular aspects of internal validity measured by the instrument. Conclusions: There is an empirically provable relationship between internal validity and bias. It is feasible to apply quality assessment in systematic literature reviews, subject to limits on the internal validity aspects for consideration.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
ESEM - International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Banff, Albert (CANADA)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-1-4577-2203-5
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
19/09/2011
Fecha fin congreso
23/09/2011
Desde la página
285
Hasta la página
294
Título de las actas
ESEM 2011 Fifth International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement
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Participantes
  • Autor: Oscar Dieste Tubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Anna Grimán (Dept. Procesos y Sistemas. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Autor: Natalia Juristo Juzgado (UPM)
  • Autor: Himanshu Saxena (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
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