ICSE 2024
Fri 12 - Sun 21 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal

Valid empirical studies build confidence in scientific findings. Fortunately, it is now common for software engineering researchers to consider threats to validity when designing their studies and to discuss them as part of their publication. Yet, in complex experiments with human participants, there is often an overwhelming number of intuitively plausible threats to validity — more than a researcher can feasibly cover. Therefore, prioritizing potential threats to validity becomes crucial. We suggest moving away from relying solely on intuition for prioritizing validity threats, and propose that evidence on the actual impact of suspected threats to validity should complement intuition.

Tue 16 Apr

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11:00 - 12:30
Session 2 - Quality of evidence generated & Secondary StudiesWSESE at Eugénio de Andrade
Chair(s): Andreas Jedlitschka Fraunhofer IESE
11:00
12m
Talk
Evidence Tetris in the Pixelated World of Validity Threats
WSESE
Marvin Wyrich Saarland University, Sven Apel Saarland University
Pre-print
11:12
12m
Talk
Revisiting the construct and assessment of industrial relevance in software engineering research
WSESE
Kai Petersen Blekinge Institute of Technology/Ericsson AB, J�rgen B�rstler Blekinge Institute of Technology, Nauman Bin Ali Blekinge Institute of Technology, Emelie Engstrom Lund University
11:24
15m
Talk
Grounded Theory in Software Engineering: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Trenches
WSESE
Pilar Rodriguez Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
11:39
18m
Talk
A Second Look at the Impact of Passive Voice Requirements on Domain Modeling: Bayesian Reanalysis of an Experiment
WSESE
Julian Frattini Blekinge Institute of Technology, Davide Fucci Blekinge Institute of Technology, Richard Torkar Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Daniel Mendez Blekinge Institute of Technology and fortiss
DOI Pre-print
11:57
18m
Talk
Emerging Results on Automated Support for Searching and Selecting Evidence for Systematic Literature Review Updates
WSESE
Bianca Minetto Napoleão Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Ritika Sarkar Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Sylvain Hallé Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Fabio Petrillo École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal -- Université du Québec, Marcos Kalinowski Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
12:15
15m
Talk
Apples, Oranges, and Software Engineering: Study Selection Challenges for Secondary Research on Latent Variables
WSESE
Marvin Wyrich Saarland University, Marvin Muñoz Barón University of Stuttgart, Justus Bogner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print
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