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      Empirical WebGen; A Web-Based Environment for the Automatic Generation of Surveys and Experiments

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      12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) (EASE)

      Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)

      26 - 27 June 2008

      on-line surveys and experiments, empirical tool, empirical software engineering

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          Empirical studies in Software Engineering are essential for the validation of various methods, techniques, tools, etc and human resources play a fundamental role in carrying out these studies successfully. These studies have captured the attention of the scientific community in Software Engineering over the last years, and are those which are most commonly used in controlled experiments, case studies and surveys. Traditionally, these studies have been undertaken in experiments, bringing their experimental subjects together in one time and space. Due to the limitations caused by this during experimentation, the necessity of providing an open and distributed environment arises. Such an environment would permit the configuration of the parameters of an experiment or survey, depending on the characteristics of the people to whom they are directed and, furthermore resolving the problems of time and space thanks to the possiblity of their being carried out via the Web. This paper describes the Empirical-WebGen software tool. This tool makes the design of surveys and experiments possible and supports both their later realization and the analysis of the results obtained. The tool has been used to carry out both a survey and an experiment on line which have allowed us to obtain some preliminary validation results.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          June 2008
          June 2008
          : 1-10
          Affiliations
          Alarcos Research Group, Department of Information Technologies and Systems

          Escuela Superior de Informática, University of Castilla-La Mancha

          Paseo da la Universidad, 4, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EASE2008.7
          © Francisco Novillo et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)
          EASE
          12
          University of Bari, Italy
          26 - 27 June 2008
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)
          Product
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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