Seminário de Maria Teresa Baldassarre (University of Bari).
Dia 22/03 (quarta-feira), 11 horas, Sala H-324B.
Transmissão pelo Canal do PESC no Youtube.
Title: (Re)Use of Research Results … why should we?
According to Popper, the ideas we can most trust are those that have been most tried and most tested. For that reason, many of us are involved in the process called “Science” that produces trusted knowledge by sharing one’s ideas, and trying out and testing others’ ideas (i.e. reusing and replicating). Science and scientists form communities where people do each other the courtesy of curating, clarifying, critiquing and improving a large pool of ideas. According to this definition, one measure of the health of a scientific community is how much it reuses results. Registered Reports are scientific publications which begin the publication process by first having the detailed research protocol, including key research questions, reviewed and approved by peers. Subsequent analysis and results are published with minimal additional review, even if there was no clear support for the underlying hypothesis, as long as the approved protocol is followed. Registered reports can prevent several questionable research practices and give early feedback on research designs. This talk will explain the motivation for registered reports, outline the way they have been implemented in software engineering, and outline some ongoing challenges for addressing high quality software engineering research through the importance of artifact evaluation and the role of reusing research results.
Maria Teresa Baldassarre is Associate Professor, PhD, at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari, Italy and member of the Software Engineering Research Laboratory (SERLab) where she coordinates the Process&Product Quality area. Her research interests are mainly focused on empirical software engineering, human factors in software engineering, software measurement and quality assurance. She is involved in several research projects and carries out controlled and in field experimentation within small and medium enterprises, and international academic partners. She is a partner of the SER&Practices spin off company of the University of Bari. Currently she is the representative for the University of Bari in the International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN) and is PC member of several relevant software engineering and empirical software engineering international conferences. She is Associate Editor of Decision Support Systems Journal. Part of the Editorial Board of Empirical Software Engineering Journal, and co-chair of Registered Reports. She has covered several roles in the organization of software engineering related conferences.