Cross-factor analysis of software engineering practices versus practitioner demographics: An exploratory study in Turkey

GAROUSİ V., Coskuncay A., Demirors O., YAZICI A.

JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE, vol.111, pp.49-73, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.09.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-73
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Context: Understanding the types of software engineering practices and techniques used in the industry is important. There is a wide spectrum in terms of the types and maturity of software engineering practices conducted in each software team and company. Furthermore, it is important to understand the cross-factor relationship of software engineering practices and practitioner demographics including their companies and projects, e.g., is it the case that practitioners developing software for sectors such as military would utilize software size measurement approaches more, or use different software development methodologies, compared to practitioners developing software for other sectors?, and what kinds of practices are conducted by practitioners in small versus large companies?