Many of the artifacts collected as part of software engineering research are of a qualitative nature: documentation, code comments, email, interviews with developers, etc. Reliably interpreting qualitative data to inform software engineering practice requires rigorous and transparent analysis methods whose output can be independently validated.
This workshop will bring together experienced software engineering researchers with the goal of strengthening the state of the art in the analysis of qualitative data. The workshop activities will include moderated discussions of recently published qualitative analyses and the development of analysis patterns and description of best practices. The planned outcome is a reference manual for the qualitative analysis of software engineering data.
The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs Research Institute, located directly on a beautiful beach in Barbados. The Bellairs Institute provides basic accommodation (in double occupancy only). The workshop activities will be held directly at the institute.
The workshop is organized by Martin Robillard and Christoph Treude. Due to limited space availability, attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.
DeLine, Microsoft Research, USA
Fernando Marques Figueira Filho, UFRN, Brazil
Andrian Marcus, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
Emerson Murphy-Hill, North Carolina State University, USA
Martin Robillard, McGill University, Canada
Per Runeson, Lund University, Sweden
Peggy Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
Lin Tan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Christoph Treude, UFRN, Brazil
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA
Last year's workshop was on representing programming knowledge.