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Article: Contributions of tester experience and a checklist guideline to the identification of categories and choices for software testing

TitleContributions of tester experience and a checklist guideline to the identification of categories and choices for software testing
Authors
KeywordsBlack-box testing
Choice relation framework
Classification-tree methodology
Software testing
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0963-9314
Citation
Software Quality Journal, 2011, v. 19 n. 1, p. 141-163 How to Cite?
AbstractAn early step for most black-box testing methods is to identify a set of categories and choices (or their equivalents) from the specification. The identification is often performed in an ad hoc manner, thus the quality of categories and choices is in doubt. Poorly identified categories and choices will affect the comprehensiveness of test cases. In this paper, we describe several comparative studies using three commercial specifications and discuss the major results. The objectives of our studies are (a) to investigate the differences in the types and amounts of mistakes made between inexperienced and experienced software testers in an ad hoc identification approach and (b) to determine the extent of mistake reduction after discussing the mistakes with the software testers and providing them with an identification checklist. © 2010 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133801
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.787
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.620
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong717308
Australian Research CouncilDP09847600
Hong Kong Polytechnic University1-ZV2H
Funding Information:

We are grateful to the 16 anonymous software practitioners for their invaluable time and effort in participating in the studies. We are also grateful to the associate editor and the two reviewers for their constructive comments of the paper. This work is supported in part by the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (project no. 717308), a Discovery Grant of the Australian Research Council (project no. DP09847600), and a Departmental General Research Fund of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (project no. 1-ZV2H)

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dc.contributor.authorTse, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKuo, FCen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSoftware Quality Journal, 2011, v. 19 n. 1, p. 141-163en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0963-9314en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAn early step for most black-box testing methods is to identify a set of categories and choices (or their equivalents) from the specification. The identification is often performed in an ad hoc manner, thus the quality of categories and choices is in doubt. Poorly identified categories and choices will affect the comprehensiveness of test cases. In this paper, we describe several comparative studies using three commercial specifications and discuss the major results. The objectives of our studies are (a) to investigate the differences in the types and amounts of mistakes made between inexperienced and experienced software testers in an ad hoc identification approach and (b) to determine the extent of mistake reduction after discussing the mistakes with the software testers and providing them with an identification checklist. © 2010 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0963-9314en_HK
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dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectBlack-box testingen_HK
dc.subjectChoice relation frameworken_HK
dc.subjectClassification-tree methodologyen_HK
dc.subjectSoftware testingen_HK
dc.titleContributions of tester experience and a checklist guideline to the identification of categories and choices for software testingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 31 May 2011en_US
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