Important judgments, decisions and choices in software engineering should be based on critical collection and evaluation
of best evidence from research and practise. In this course I introduce evidence-based software engineering and explain
how this approach can be used to improve decisions. Topics that will be covered include: How to disclose myths and fashion
in software engineering, empirical research methods, collection of practise-based evidence, and challenges related to
learning from experience.
The goal is that the participants, as researchers and software practitioners, will be better able to formulate precise problems, collect and evaluate relevant and valid evidence, summarise the evidence and apply the knowledge properly.
Structure: Presentation, exercises with laptops
Required Skills: Basic knowledge about software engineering
Maximal number of participants: 40
Magne Jørgensen works as a chief research scientist at Simula Research Laboratory, professor at University of Oslo,
guest professor at University of Kathmandu and as an advisor for Scienta. He is promoting the principles and process of
evidence-based decisions to software professionals and students (basically to everyone he meets).
Read more about him at www.simula.no/people/magnej.