An Empirical Research Model for Software Development

2cThe research approach is strongly empirical. At the workplace of each member of the subject group we aim to provide nearly full-time availability of a CRT work station, and then to work continuously to improve both the service available at the stations and the aggregate value derived therefrom by the group over the entire range of its roles and activities.

2dThus the research group is also the subject group in the experiment.

2d1Among the special activities fo the group are the evolutionary development of a complex hardware-software system, the design of new task procedures for the system's users, and careful documentation of the evolving system designs and user procedures.


From the paper detailing the invention of the mouse, comes an empirical research methodology used in many software development environments, where the developers are the users and thus experiment on themselves.

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 A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect
Periodicals>Journal Article:  English, William and Engelbart, Douglas (1968), A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect, AFIPS Conference Proceedings 33, part 1, 395-410, Retrieved on -0001-11-30