DT8111 - Empirical Software Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 50/100
Oral examination 50/100 30 minutes

Course content

The course is held every second year, next time spring 2018, if enough students show up. The course deals with methods and techniques to try out and validate system development technologies. Actual methods are experiments, adoptions of such, case studies, action research, surveys and systematic literary reviews. Organization of studies and methods for data collection and analysis are key topics. Examples are taken from evaluation of industrial methods and the literature in system development. It is demanded that each course participant carry through or discuss an empirical study, with a corresponding project report.

Learning outcome

To learn how to carry out own empirical studies, and learn how to understand and use results from studies made by others.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, discussions and self studies, as colloquia. Compulsory activities via exercises: to carry out an self-defined empirical study, resulting in a project report that counts 50% of the final mark of the course.

Course materials

relevant papers and book chapters.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.