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Multivariate modeling of software engineering measures

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Date Issued:
1994
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One goal of software engineers is to produce software products. An additional goal, that the software production must lead to profit, releases the power of the software product market. This market demands high quality products and tight cycles in the delivery of new and enhanced products. These market conditions motivate the search for engineering methods that help software producers ship products quicker, at lower cost, and with fewer defects. The control of software defects is key to meeting these market conditions. Thus, many software engineering tasks are concerned with software defects. This study considers two sources of variation in the distribution of software defects: software complexity and enhancement activity. Multivariate techniques treat defect activity, software complexity, and enhancement activity as related multivariate concepts. Applied techniques include principal components analysis, canonical correlation analysis, discriminant analysis, and multiple regression analysis. The objective of this study is to improve our understanding of software complexity and software enhancement activity as sources of variation in defect activity, and to apply this understanding to produce predictive and discriminant models useful during testing and maintenance tasks. These models serve to support critical software engineering decisions.
Title: Multivariate modeling of software engineering measures.
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Name(s): Lanning, David Lee.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Khoshgoftaar, Taghi M., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 167 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: One goal of software engineers is to produce software products. An additional goal, that the software production must lead to profit, releases the power of the software product market. This market demands high quality products and tight cycles in the delivery of new and enhanced products. These market conditions motivate the search for engineering methods that help software producers ship products quicker, at lower cost, and with fewer defects. The control of software defects is key to meeting these market conditions. Thus, many software engineering tasks are concerned with software defects. This study considers two sources of variation in the distribution of software defects: software complexity and enhancement activity. Multivariate techniques treat defect activity, software complexity, and enhancement activity as related multivariate concepts. Applied techniques include principal components analysis, canonical correlation analysis, discriminant analysis, and multiple regression analysis. The objective of this study is to improve our understanding of software complexity and software enhancement activity as sources of variation in defect activity, and to apply this understanding to produce predictive and discriminant models useful during testing and maintenance tasks. These models serve to support critical software engineering decisions.
Identifier: 12383 (digitool), FADT12383 (IID), fau:9283 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.
Subject(s): Software engineering
Computer software--Testing
Computer software--Quality control
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