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Méthodes de recherche empirique en ingénierie des SI. Principes et applications

Abstract : This paper is a synthetic introduction to empirical research methods in computer science engineering. These methods are fully integrated into natural and behavioral sciences. In IS engineering as a design science, these methods are important to evaluate and validate designed artifacts, whatever the artifact is an algorithm, a piece of software, a method or an engineering tool. The topic of this paper is to present the main concepts and terms necessary to understand these methods and to highlight their capacity in producing new knowledge that is essential for the artifact designer. This didactic presentation is illustrated by analyzing a set of empirical studies published recently. The analysis highlights the multiplicity of research approaches, the potential of certain specific methods from social science, together the importance of replication as a mean to confirm a result and to validate it at a larger scale.
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Saïd Assar. Méthodes de recherche empirique en ingénierie des SI. Principes et applications. Revue des Sciences et Technologies de l'Information - Série ISI : Ingénierie des Systèmes d'Information, Lavoisier, 2015, 20 (6), pp.11 - 33. ⟨10.3166/isi.20.6.11-33⟩. ⟨hal-01252514⟩



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