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Marcus Ciolkowski: What do we know about perspective-based reading?

Posted by Andy Burn (Durham) on 19 January 2010, 12:24

Are you interested in inspections as a means of checking design and code correctness? Do you want to know which type of inspection is the most effective? If so, you should check out Marcus Ciolowski's systematic literature review published in the Proceedings of the the Third International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. He has analyzed empirical studies that compared using no special inspection technique (adhoc) or using a checklist technique with the use of perspective-based reading (PBR). He found "no clear positive effect of PBR: Inspection teams using PBR are more effective in requirements documents than teams using adhoc methods but are less effective than teams using checklists."

The reference is:

Marcus Ciolkowski. What do we know about perspective-based reading? An approach for quantitative aggregation in software engineering. Third International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. 2009, IEEE Computer Society Press.

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ESEM.2009.5316026

This news item was last updated on 19 January 2010, 12:28