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Communication and Organization: An Empirical Study of Discussion in Inspection Meetings

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Communication and Organization: An Empirical Study of Discussion in Inspection Meetings
—This paper describes an empirical study that addresses the issue of communication among members of a software development organization. In particular, data was collected concerning code inspections in one software development project. The question of interest is whether or not organizational structure (the network of relationships between developers) has an effect on the amount of effort expended on communication between developers. The independent variables in this study are various attributes of the organizational structure in which the inspection participants work. The dependent variables are measures of the communication effort expended in various parts of the code inspection process, focusing on the inspection meeting. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used, including participant observation, structured interviews, generation of hypotheses from field notes, statistical tests of relationships, and interpretation of results with qualitative anecdotes. The study resul...
Carolyn B. Seaman, Victor R. Basili
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where TSE
Authors Carolyn B. Seaman, Victor R. Basili
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