On the Quality of Data

  • Thomas Ostrand
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4336)


Accurate and reliable data is critical to derive conclusions from software engineering empirical studies. Our experience in collecting data from several large industry projects has taught us that raw data frequently is not what it seems, and that great care must be taken in interpreting information provided by software developers and testers.

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