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Okesola, Olatunji J. and Okokpujie, Kennedy O. and Adebiyi, A. A. and Ayo, C. K. (2018) QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SYSTEMATIC LITERATURES IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 96 (18). 6018 -6027. ISSN 1992-8645

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Several systematic literature reviews (SLRs) have been published on many aspects of Software engineering (SE) in the last two decades. However, researchers are yet to evaluate the quality of those studies in order to determine the reliability of their findings. This work employed SLR method and performed automated search of studies published between 2012 and 2017 aiming at evaluating the quality of the recent SLRs published in SE. This paper adapted Dybå and Dingsøyr quality criteria using dichotomous scale of grading to assess the quality of the primary studies in SLRs. A total of 15 of 53 primary studies have suitable recruitment strategy for their research aims, and 19 mentioned the control group (s) with wish their methods were compared. All the 53 papers passed all the standard quality conditions. The quality of the SLRs are high with only very small percentage failing in three out of 11 quality criteria. The research methodologies applied in their primary studies are comprehensive and were based on clear description of the context, thereby making their findings valid and reliable. The current SLRs in SE are of good quality but adequate consideration should be given to the relationship between the researchers and the participants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Engr. Kennedy O. Okokpujie
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 07:44

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