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.
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