Grounded Theory in Software Engineering Research: A Critical Review and Guidelines – Klaas-Jan Stol

Software engineering is a social science, so we need social methods. Grounded theory has been getting more popular over the last decade: But, do SE researchers use it correctly? Klaas-Jan studied 98 papers from 9 journals, that either mentioned GT or use their methods. There were two groups as you can see in the figure, Read more about Grounded Theory in Software Engineering Research: A Critical Review and Guidelines – Klaas-Jan Stol[…]

No Issue Left Behind: Reducing Information Overload in Issue Tracking – Olga Baysal

Issue tracking systems are used for many purposes, like bug triage, project management and communication. Hence, data in these systems will grow, for example, Mozilla currently has 1 million bugs, and over 200 are added every day. Because of this, developers might miss important information. Olga’s research addresses this, by a survey on 20 developers Read more about No Issue Left Behind: Reducing Information Overload in Issue Tracking – Olga Baysal[…]

Let’s talk about it – Jason Tsay

We know that discussions on pull requests are important, but what we do not know yet is how these discussions impact projects. To study this, Jason has studied pull requests. He randomly selected over 600,000 PRs from 12,483 projects and then manually selected a number of them to study. On these PRs, he used Grounded Read more about Let’s talk about it – Jason Tsay[…]

Leif’s PhD defense

After the initial presentation of 45 minutes, two opponents are asking questions: Supervisor Kurt Schneider (KS) and Arie van Deursen (AvD) KS: What would you consider software engineering practice? As you dont distinguish between distributed or colocated. Is there a limitation? Leif : XP, which is a combination of practices, we should look at individual Read more about Leif’s PhD defense[…]

Leif Singer’s PhD Presentation

Software engineering has proven benefits, yet adoption is low, there is resistance, because: change is hard inexperienced developers will not see benefits long-term benefits are unclear Current state: mandating┬ábehavior. Leif’s research is different, he wants to persuade developers to use new techniques, instead of forcing them. Leif’s work is based on innovations theory. This theory Read more about Leif Singer’s PhD Presentation[…]