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REFSQ 2021
Mon 12 - Thu 15 April 2021 Germany

Why do research methods matter? What is the difference between research methods and methodologies? Why use qualitative methods when quantitative methods allow us to do powerful statistical analyses? What are the assumptions that we make in choosing research methods and methodologies to research a particular phenomenon? This talk will introduce some concepts that explain the differences in the research methods we use, and reasons for choosing quantitative or qualitative methods for data collection and analysis. The talk aims to be interactive, and encourage the student participants to think through a concrete example as well as details of their own doctoral research methodology.

Daniela Damian is a Professor of Software Engineering in University of Victoria’s Department of Computer Science, where she leads research in the Software Engineering Global interAction Laboratory (SEGAL, thesegalgroup.org). Her research interests include Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering and Global Software Development. Her recent work has studied developers’ socio-technical coordination in geographically distributed software projects, as well as stakeholder management in large software ecosystems. Daniela’s research methodologies involve extensive field work and in-situ studies of software teams through collaborations with industrial partners such as IBM, General Motors, Siemens and Dell. Daniela has served on the program committee boards or Program Co-Chair of several software engineering conferences, as well as on the editorial boards of Transactions on Software Engineering and the Journal of Requirements Engineering. She is serving on the Advisory Board at the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and as the Human Aspects Area Editor for the Journal of Software and Systems.

Mon 12 Apr

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15:45 - 17:15
Joint Session: Doctoral Symposium & Graduate Student EventDoctoral Symposium at Doctoral Symposium Virtual Room
Chair(s): Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University
Invited Talk: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches to research
Doctoral Symposium
Daniela Damian University of Victoria
Joint event: Graduate-PhD students
Doctoral Symposium
M: Marcela Ruiz ZHAW School of Engineering, M: Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Day closing
Doctoral Symposium Closing
Doctoral Symposium
Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University

Information for Participants
Mon 12 Apr 2021 15:45 - 17:15 at Doctoral Symposium Virtual Room - Joint Session: Doctoral Symposium & Graduate Student Event Chair(s): Travis Breaux
Info for session

Please access this session in the virtual room of the Doctoral symposium