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Employing the evidence-based paradigm for technology-related decision making

Author(s)David Budgen and Barbara Kitchenham and Pearl Brereton and Mark Turner
DetailsArticle: 2008
AbstractWe report our experiences with adapting the systematic review procedures to help consolidate software engineering knowledge, seen as a step towards being able to employ evidence-based practices to assist with decision making in IT. We describe the different studies performed, and illustrate our procedures through a fuller description of one of our reviews. Our work has demonstrated the value of a study protocol and identified a number of problems. We conclude that it is practical to employ systematic literature reviews in software engineering, but that some cultural changes are required, particularly for reporting of empirical studies.
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426408784614626
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TopicsManagement, Methodology, Software Engineering

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