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Title: Quality metrics in software engineering
Author: Masoud, F. A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3620 8573
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 1987
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In the first part of this study software metrics are classified into three categories: primitive, abstract and structured. A comparative and analytical study of metrics from these categories was performed to provide software developers, users and management with a correct and consistent evaluation of a representative sample of the software metrics available in the literature. This analysis and comparison was performed in an attempt to: assist the software developers, users and management in selecting suitable quality metric(s) for their specific software quality requirements and to examine various definitions used to calculate these metrics. In the second part of this study an approach towards attaining software quality is developed. This approach is intended to help all the people concerned with the evaluation of software quality in the earlier stages of software systems development. The approach developed is intended to be uniform, consistent, unambiguous and comprehensive and one which makes the concept of software quality more meaningful and visible. It will help the developers both to understand the concepts of software quality and to apply and control it according to the expectations of users, management, customers etc.. The clear definitions provided for the software quality terms should help to prevent misinterpretation, and the definitions will also serve as a touchstone against which new ideas can be tested.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Software quality control