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Critical Research Review at EmpiRE 2015

A summary deck describing some ground rules and potential starting points for conducting research reviews.

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Critical Research Review at EmpiRE 2015

  1. 1. Critical Research Review Neil Ernst EmpiRE 2015
  2. 2. Format Small groups: • 1: Cognitive Effectiveness of Conceptual Modeling Languages: Examining Professional Modelers • 2: Inviting Everyone to Play: Gamifying Collaborative Requirements Engineering • 3: Towards a Theory on the Interaction Between Requirements Engineering and Systems Architecting • Phase 1: overview of research approach and problem (proposer) • Phase 2 (45 mins): breakout group questions and discussion. Write-up key observations • Phase 3: Plenary presentation of observations to entire EMPIRE group
  3. 3. Guidelines • Peer review of research approach • Critique, not criticize: goal is better research outcomes. Be helpful. • Keep clear on what is shareable to wider group • Show raw data if possible • “borrowing smart people’s brains to work on the problem for an hour”
  4. 4. Getting started: possible questions to ask • Is this problem investigation or treatment design/evaluation? • What is the research question? • Who are the subjects? Are they suitable? • How many / how representative are the units of analysis? • What is the theoretical perspective? • What is the core empirical approach? Quantitative? Qualitative? • Threats to validity: • Externalizeable? Internally coherent? Constructs sensible? • Replicable? What replications would make sense? • What use is envisioned for the results?

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