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Course INF-31-53-K-6

Empirical Model Formation and Methods (2V+1U, 4.0 LP, AUSL)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Livecycle-State [AUSL] Phase-out period

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Definition of the basic terms of empirical / experimental software engineering
  • The procedure of experimentation
  • Formulation of hypotheses
  • Design of empirical studies
  • Acquisition, validation and analysis of data
  • Interpretation of data
  • Empirical modelling
  • Examples of concrete empiric studies


  • Juristo, N., and Moreno, A.: Basics of Software Engineering Experimentation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
  • Prechelt, L.: Kontrollierte Experimente in der Softwaretechnik: Potenzial und Methodik, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001.
  • C. Wohlin, P. Runeson, M. Höst, M. C. Ohlsson, B. Regnell and A. Wesslén, "Experimentation in Software Engineering", Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-29043-5, 2012.
  • Boehm, Rombach, Zelkowitz (Eds): Foundations of Empirical Software Engineering, Legacy of Victor R. Basili, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2005.
  • Basili, Trendowics, Kowalczyk, Heidrich, Seaman, Münch, Rombach: Aligning Organizations Through Measurement.The GQM+Strategies Approach, Springer, 2014.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-31-53-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-30-52-M-7] Software-Engineering 2 WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 4.0 LP, AUSL
[INF-31-53-M-6] Empirical Model Formation and Methods P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP, AUSL
Course-Pool Name
[INF-SE_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Software Engineering