Evidence-Based Software Engineering

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Glossary - evidence-based


An approach to empirical studies by which the researcher seeks to identify and integrate the best available research evidence with domain expertise in order to inform practice and policy-making. Originating in clinical medicine (EBM) it has been adopted for a number of other domains, including software engineering (Kitchenham 2004, Dybå, Kitchenham & Jørgensen 2005). The normal mechanism for identifying and aggregating research evidence is the systematic literature review.

This entry was last updated on 5 August 2008