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Software Engineering Models for Validating Technology and Experimental Validation in Software Engineering

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Executive Summary

Several tools are marketed to the educational community for plagiarism detection and prevention. Software engineering researchers solve problems of several different kinds. To do so, they produce several different kinds of results, and they should develop appropriate evidence to validate these results. They often report their research in conference papers. The author analyzed the abstracts of research papers submitted to ICSE 2002 in order to identify the types of research reported in the submitted and accepted papers, and he observed the program committee discussions about which papers to accept. This report presents the research paradigms of the papers, common concerns of the program committee, and statistics on success rates.

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