Towards middle-range usable design theories for software engineering

Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Abstract

    In this position paper we argue to reduce the ambition for a general theory of software engineering to that of a patchwork of middle-range theories about how artifacts can be used by practitioners. This proposal is placed in the wider context of the role of theory in the engineering sciences. A few suggestions are given for how to proceed along this way.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd SEMAT Workshop on General Theories of Software Engineering, GTSE 2014
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2850-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    PublisherACM

    Keywords

    • IS-Design science methodology
    • EWI-25554
    • METIS-309809
    • IR-93499
    • SCS-Services

    Cite this

    Wieringa, R. J. (2014). Towards middle-range usable design theories for software engineering. In Proceedings of the 3rd SEMAT Workshop on General Theories of Software Engineering, GTSE 2014 (pp. 1-4). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2593752.2593753