Research on Structured Programming: An Empiricist's Evaluation

Vessey I. and Weber R. (1984) Research on Structured Programming: An Empiricist's Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, SE-10 4: 397-407. doi:10.1109/TSE.1984.5010252


Author Vessey I.
Weber R.
Title Research on Structured Programming: An Empiricist's Evaluation
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0098-5589
Publication date 1984
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TSE.1984.5010252
Volume SE-10
Issue 4
Start page 397
End page 407
Total pages 11
Subject 1712 Software
1704 Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract In spite of the widespread acceptance by academics and practitioners of structured programming precepts, relatively few formal empirical studies have been conducted to obtain evidence that either supports or refutes the theory. This paper reviews the empirical studies that have been undertaken and critiques them from the viewpoints of the soundness of their methodology and their ability to contribute to scientific understanding. In general, the evidence supporting programming precepts is weak. A framework for an ongoing research program is outlined.
Keyword Design
experimentation
human factors
Index Terms
languages
performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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