In the decade since the idea of adapting the evidence-based paradigm for software engineering was first proposed, it has become a major tool of empirical software engineering. Evidence-Based Software Engineering and Systematic Reviews provides a clear introduction to the use of an evidence-based model for software engineering research and practice.
The Evidence-Based Paradigm. Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE). Planning a Review. Forms of Secondary Study. Searching for Primary Studies. Study Selection. Assess Study Quality. Extract Study Data. Synthesis. Knowledge Translation. Controlled Experiments. Controlled Quasi-Experiments. Case Studies. Surveys. Qualitative studies. Replication.