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A Culture-Based Profile Model of Software Evaluators

Hamdan, Khaled, Belkhouche, Boumediene and Smith, Peter (2018) A Culture-Based Profile Model of Software Evaluators. In: Information Science and Applications 2018. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (514). Springer, pp. 559-570. ISBN 9789811310553

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The paper proposes a new approach to software evaluation, which takes into consideration cultural factors. We use Profile Theory to develop a model that captures the essential technical and cultural characteristics of contextually effective software evaluators. These evaluator-defining characteristics include cultural, organizational, technical, and individual attributes, and relationships among them. We used surveys and literature to identify the prevalent characteristics and then defined a formal model. An illustrative example is elaborated to show how our model can be integrated in a CASE tool. We surmise that identifying the profile of software evaluators is a necessary step to ensure the effectiveness and validity of the evaluation of software systems.

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 11966
ISBN: 9789811310553
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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 10:25
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 07:32


Author: Khaled Hamdan
Author: Boumediene Belkhouche
Author: Peter Smith

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Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science

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