Designing requirements engineering research

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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 otherwise.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07)
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages36-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3378-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
EventFifth International Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering, CERE 2007 - Delhi, India
Duration: 15 Oct 200716 Oct 2007
Conference number: 5
http://www.di.unipi.it/CERE07/

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number302

Workshop

WorkshopFifth International Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering, CERE 2007
Abbreviated titleCERE
CountryIndia
CityDelhi
Period15/10/0716/10/07
Internet address

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • IS-Design science methodology
  • METIS-251052
  • EWI-13002
  • IR-64852

Cite this

Wieringa, R. J., & Heerkens, J. M. G. (2007). Designing requirements engineering research. In Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07) (pp. 36-48). [10.1109/CERE.2007.4] Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/CERE.2007.4
Wieringa, Roelf J. ; Heerkens, Johannes M.G. / Designing requirements engineering research. Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07). Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2007. pp. 36-48
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Designing requirements engineering research. / Wieringa, Roelf J.; Heerkens, Johannes M.G.

Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07). Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2007. p. 36-48 10.1109/CERE.2007.4.

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Wieringa RJ, Heerkens JMG. Designing requirements engineering research. In Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CERE'07). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. 2007. p. 36-48. 10.1109/CERE.2007.4 https://doi.org/10.1109/CERE.2007.4