JSEA  Vol.5 No.10 , October 2012
Software Measurement Methods: An Analysis of Two Designs
ABSTRACT
In software engineering, software measures are often proposed without precise identification of the measurable concepts they attempt to quantify: consequently, the numbers obtained are challenging to reproduce in different measurement contexts and to interpret, either as base measures or in combination as derived measures. The lack of consistency when using base measures in data collection can affect both data preparation and data analysis. This paper analyzes the similarities and differences across three different views of measurement methods (ISO International Vocabulary on Metrology, ISO 15939, and ISO 25021), and uses a process proposed for the design of software measurement methods to analyze two examples of such methods selected from the literature.

Cite this paper
J. Desharnais and A. Abran, "Software Measurement Methods: An Analysis of Two Designs," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 10, 2012, pp. 797-809. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.510092.
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