Towards middle-range usable design theories for software engineering

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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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Keywords

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

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

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Proceedings of the 3rd SEMAT Workshop on General Theories of Software Engineering, GTSE 2014. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014. p. 1-4.

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