Designing requirements engineering research


Wieringa, R.J. and Heerkens, J.M.G. (2007) Designing requirements engineering research. [Report]

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Abstract:Engineering sciences study different topics than natural
sciences, and utility is an essential factor in choosing engineering
research problems. But despite these differences,
research methods for the engineering sciences are no different
than research methods for any other kind of science.
At most there is a difference in emphasis. In the case of requirements
engineering research—and more generally software
engineering research—there is a confusion about the
relative roles of research and about design and the methods
appropriate for each of these activities. This paper analyzes
these roles and provides a classification of research
methods that can be used in any science—engineering or
Item Type:Report
Additional information:Presented at the Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07), 15th October 2007, New Delhi
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Management and Governance (SMG)
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