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Case studies for method and tool evaluation

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3 Author(s)
B. Kitchenham ; Nat. Comput. Centre Ltd., Manchester, UK ; L. Pickard ; S. L. Pfleeger

Case studies help industry evaluate the benefits of methods and tools and provide a cost-effective way to ensure that process changes provide the desired results. However, unlike formal experiments and surveys, case studies do not have a well-understood theoretical basis. This article provides guidelines for organizing and analyzing case studies so that they produce meaningful results

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IEEE Software  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 4 )