A note on rigour and replicability

by Louridas, Panos and Gousios, Georgios

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As any empirical science, Software Engineering research should strive towards better research practices. Replication is regrettably not a priority for Software Engineering researchers and, moreover, not afforded by many published studies. Here we report our experience from our encounter with a recent paper in a flagship Software Engineering conference. Our experience shows that current publication requirements do not guarantee replicability.

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  author = {Louridas, Panos and Gousios, Georgios},
  doi = {10.1145/2347696.2347706},
  issn = {0163-5948},
  journal = {SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes},
  month = sep,
  number = {5},
  pages = {1--4},
  publisher = {ACM},
  title = {A note on rigour and replicability},
  url = {/pub/note-rigour-replicability.pdf},
  volume = {37},
  year = {2012}

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