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By Forrest Shull, Janice Singer, Dag I. K. Sjøberg

This booklet gathers chapters from a number of the most sensible overseas empirical software program engineering researchers targeting the sensible wisdom precious for engaging in, reporting and utilizing empirical tools in software program engineering. themes and contours comprise assistance on how you can layout, behavior and document empirical reports. the quantity additionally offers info throughout quite a number thoughts, tools and qualitative and quantitative matters to assist construct a toolkit appropriate to the varied software program improvement contexts

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