Upcoming Research Talk on Controlled Experiments by Dr.-Ing. Janet Siegmund

We will host a research methods talk on “Controlled Experiments” in NYT, our research course:

  • by: Dr.-Ing. Janet Siegmund
  • about: Controlled Experiments
  • on: 2016-11-29, 14:00 Uhr
  • at: Martensstr. 1, e-Studio
  • as part of: NYT

Abstract: In this talk, I will give an introduction on how to conduct controlled experiments. The talk is structured along the stages of empirical studies, including the definition of research questions, the selection of experimental designs, the analysis and interpretion of the data, and the preparation of a report, for example, as part of a thesis or paper. For each stage, I will highlight the challenges and common pitfalls. After the talk, listeners will have a feeling of the delicateness of conducting sound controlled experiments.

Speaker: Janet Siegmund works as a Post-doc at the Chair of Software Engineering, University of Passau. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Magdeburg in 2012 and she holds two master’s degrees, one in Computer Science and one in Psychology. In her research, she focuses on the human factor in software engineering, for example, when writing source code. Janet Siegmund is the co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal, conference, and workshop publications. She regularly serves as program-committee member for conferences and workshops. Since 2014, she is in the steering committee of the International Conference on Program Comprehension.