Catching up on changes …
In August/September the site was moved from wordpress.com to the Hillside Group’s server in order to use plug-ins, have finer-grained control of access, and other advantages. [JY]
In October Felipe changed the format for readability. [PC]
Mary also added some new resources: SPPS new best practices, design patterns for mixed-method research in HCI. [MS]
Added a few new references in the Resources section. Don’t miss the interactive p-hacking demo [MS]
Wrote up some principles to guide scope and focus. [MS]
To Joe Yoder, Dick Gabriel, Jonathan Aldrich [MS]
Added proto-pattern for grounded theory
Added proto-pattern for systematic literature review
Added list of empirical methods to main patterns page, also rewrote annotation of empirical methods to reposition exploratory pattern
Added annotations to several resource entries
Added proto-pattern for structured abstract and added a note about “levels of evidence” in Evidence-Based Medicine to the Resource page. [MS]
Some high-level cleanup, principally to make it easier for a new visitor to figure out what’s going on. [MS]
Recent revisions include a concrete example used as a basis for the patterns Empirical study and Exploratory study method. The About section of the site was restructured to include an index to the patterns and proto-patterns. The main patterns page was restructured a bit, and there was some overall minor cleanup. [MS]
The overall structure of the site is now up, There are two major sections: the sketch of the pattern language itself and the resources (such as various advice and handouts) that define (and sometimes compare) research methods. These are in the menu, along with a place to put the papers from which we draw examples and a couple of administrative things.
The patterns are represented by tokens at this point, in order to get a rough sketch of the language in hand. The next order of business is to extract patterns from a set of related papers.
This post is actually a couple of weeks late. The basic site was released to a few potential collaborators on June 1, but it took a few days before I realized that the blog would be a good way to announce changes (and help people figure out what’s new).
We’re creating this WordPress site as a shared space for developing a pattern language for software engineering research papers. To participate, contact the administrator. [MS]