Introducing empirical software engineering methods in education

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Abstract

Empirical methods are important in software engineering. It is important to be able to evaluate new techniques and methods in a structured way before they are introduced in the software process. This paper presents how empirical methods may be taught by letting students take part in the execution and analysis of empirical investigations in projects. The projects that the students carry out include a role-play where teachers play the roles of managers for the students and responsible for ordering the work of the students. It is found that the project is well received and that it is probable that the students reach the related learning objectives of the course
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 15th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T 2002)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages170-179
ISBN (Print)0-7695-1515-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of CSEE&T 2002. 15th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training - Covington, KY, United States
Duration: 2002 Feb 252002 Feb 27

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of CSEE&T 2002. 15th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCovington, KY
Period2002/02/252002/02/27

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • educational course
  • software engineering
  • software process
  • role-play
  • learning objectives
  • project assignment

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