First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering

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Today at the 7th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE 2015), an ESEC/FSE 2015 workshop, I had the pleasure to present and share our initial proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering. In short, psychoempirical software engineering is what I called doing empirical software engineering with psychology theory and measurement instruments.

The proposal is from our recently published article Understanding the affect of developers: theoretical background and guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering (open access here). Given the tiny slot for presenting, I reduced the presentation to the guidelines only. The paper provides several pointers for enriching our knowledge on affect theory.

The presentation is available here.

The next step would be to revamp the website psych.se to include the new enthusiast people. More concretely, I plan to discuss with the advocates of similar proposals, and those that somehow are already doing psychoempirical software engineering (there are so many more), towards more detailed guidelines (there might as well be yet another name for the subdiscipline) and an agenda. This is scheduled to happen right after I finish my PhD in January, as soon as I find a place to conduct my postdoc.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.