Refinement of Research Surveying in Software Methodologies by Analogy: finding your patch

Eugene Doroshenko, Felicity Lear

Abstract


To enhance research surveying in software methodologies, a model is introduced that can indicate field maturity based on vocabulary and relevant literature. This model is developed by drawing analogies with software methodologies. Two analogies are used: software models and software life cycles or processes. How this model can reduce research surveying problems for researchers is described using extracts from application results as examples. Although the model does support research surveying activities, it cannot choose the subject for the researcher.

Keywords


survey; methodology; model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v6i2.302

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