Evaluating Method Engineer Performance: an error classification and preliminary empirical study

Steven Kelly, Matti Rossi

Abstract


We describe an approach to empirically test the use of metaCASE environments to model methods. Both diagrams and matrices have been proposed as a means for presenting the methods. These different paradigms may have their own effects on how easily and well users can model methods. We extend Batra's classification of errors in data modelling to cover metamodelling, and use it to measure the performance of a group of metamodellers using either diagrams or matrices. The tentative results from this pilot study confirm the usefulness of the classification, and show some interesting differences between the paradigms.

Keywords


empirical; evaluation; model; method; Batra; pilot study

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v6i1.316

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