Assurance case driven case study design for requirements engineering research

Robin A. Gandhi, Seok Won Lee

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Abstract

[Context and motivation] Case studies have the potential to be an essential bridge between the constructive (build new theories, algorithms, or methods to address practical problems) and the empirical (develop evidence through observation of or experience with existing methods or artifacts in practice) approaches to requirements engineering research. [Question/problem] To realize this potential, our aim is to provide representational guidance for designing a case study as a part of the invention process of a novel requirements engineering methodology (REM). [Principal ideas/results] In this paper, we present the innovative use of assurance cases to emphasize argumentation and rigorous evidence planning during case study research design. [Contribution] The steps involved in case study research design using the assurance case notation are outlined as a systematic way to plan a validation effort for a REM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationFoundation for Software Quality - 15th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2009, Proceedings
Pages190-196
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event15th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 8 2009Jun 9 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5512 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2009
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period6/8/096/9/09

Keywords

  • Assurance Case
  • Case study
  • Requirements
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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