In the decade since the idea of adapting the evidence-based paradigm for software engineering was first proposed, it has become a major tool of empirical software engineering. Evidence-Based Software Engineering and Systematic Reviews provides a clear introduction to the use of an evidence-based model for software engineering research and practice.

part |2 pages

I Evidence-Based Practices in Software Engineering

chapter 1|14 pages

The Evidence-Based Paradigm

chapter 2|14 pages

Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE)

chapter 4|16 pages

Planning a Systematic Review

chapter 5|12 pages

Searching for Primary Studies

chapter 6|12 pages

Study Selection

chapter 7|14 pages

Assessing Study Quality

chapter 8|8 pages

Extracting Study Data

chapter 9|10 pages

Mapping Study Analysis

chapter 10|22 pages

Qualitative Synthesis

chapter 11|22 pages


chapter 12|10 pages

Reporting a Systematic Review

chapter |8 pages

Further Reading for Part I

part |2 pages

II The Systematic Reviewer’s Perspective of Primary Studies

chapter 15|14 pages

Primary Studies and Their Role in EBSE

chapter 16|22 pages

Controlled Experiments and Quasi-Experiments

chapter 17|12 pages


chapter 18|14 pages

Case Studies

chapter 19|12 pages

Qualitative Studies

chapter 20|8 pages

Data Mining Studies

chapter 21|12 pages

Replicated and Distributed Studies

part |2 pages

Part III: Guidelines for Systematic Reviews