Evaluating the structure of research papers: A case study


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Wieringa, Roel and Heerkens, Hans (2004) Evaluating the structure of research papers: A case study. In: Second International Workshop in Comparative Evaluation of Requirements Engineering, CERE 2004, 5-10 September 2004, Kyoto, Japan (pp. pp. 41-50).

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Abstract:This paper is triggered by a concern for the methodological soundness of research papers in RE. We propose a number of criteria for methodological soundness, and apply these to a random sample of 37 submissions to the RE'03
conference. From this application, we draw a number of conclusions that we claim are valid for a larger sample than just these 37 submissions. Our major observation is that most submissions in our sample are solution-oriented:
they present a solution and illustrate it with a problem, rather than search for a solution to a given problem class; and most papers do not analyze why and when a solution works or does not work. We end with discussion of the need to improve the methodological soundness of research papers in RE.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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