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Reporting Empirical Research in Open Source Software: The State of Practice

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Reporting Empirical Research in Open Source Software: The State of Practice
Background: The number of reported empirical studies of Open Source Software (OSS) has continuously been increasing. However, there has been no effort to systematically review the state of the practice of reporting empirical studies of OSS with respect to the recommended standards of performing and reporting empirical studies in software engineering. It is important to understand, how to report empirical studies of OSS in order to make them useful for practitioners and researchers. Research aim: The aim of our research is to gain insights in the state of the practice of reporting empirical studies of OSS in order to identify the gaps to be filled for improving the quality of evidence being provided for OSS. Method: To that end, we decided to systematically review the empirical studies of OSS. A total of 63 papers reporting empirical studies were selected from the four editions of the Proceedings of the International Conference on Open Source Systems. The data were extracted and synthes...
Klaas-Jan Stol, Muhammad Ali Babar
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where OSS
Authors Klaas-Jan Stol, Muhammad Ali Babar
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