Security Design: Why It's Hard To Do Empirical Research

Author: Shawn A. Butler

Workshop on Using Multidisciplinary Approaches in Empirical Software Engineering Research, affilated with the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2000).

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Two problems plague my thesis research, few data points and viability issues across organizations. Although essential, empirical validation of design methods is not easy. My problems are not unique in software engineering research, especially software design research. I seek help in the research methods of social scientists, organizational behaviorists, and design researchers and I believe that their research methods will improve the empirical validation techniques of other software engineer researchers.

Brought to you by the Composable Software Systems Research Group in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

[Last modified 23-July-2001.
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