research methods

Philosophy of Science for Software Engineers

A few weeks ago, I gave two guest lectures on philosophy of science for software engineers at the university of Stuttgart....

Grounded Theory: A small introduction

Grounded Theory: A small introduction

Most of the data we analyse in our research projects is of textual nature, ranging from interview transcripts and survey...

Scientific methods and their validity

Here are the slides of a talk I gave together with colleagues at our PhD seminar on philosophy of science.

In Quest for Requirements Engineering Oracles: Dependent variables and measurements for a (good) RE

For many years, researchers and practitioners have been proposing various methods and approaches to Requirements Engineering (RE). Those contributions remain,...