We carried out a family of experiments to investigate whether the use of UML models produced in the requirements analysis process helps in the comprehensibility and modifiability of source code. The family consists of a controlled experiment and three external replications, carried out with students and profession- als from Italy and Spain. 86 participants with different abilities and levels of experience with the UML took part. The results of the experiments were integrated through the use of a meta-analysis. The results of both the individual experiments and the meta-analysis indicate that UML models produced in the requirements analysis process influence neither the comprehensibility of source code nor its modifiability.

On the Impact of UML Analysis Models on Source Code Comprehensibility and Modifiability

G. Scanniello;GRAVINO, Carmine;TORTORA, Genoveffa
2014-01-01

Abstract

We carried out a family of experiments to investigate whether the use of UML models produced in the requirements analysis process helps in the comprehensibility and modifiability of source code. The family consists of a controlled experiment and three external replications, carried out with students and profession- als from Italy and Spain. 86 participants with different abilities and levels of experience with the UML took part. The results of the experiments were integrated through the use of a meta-analysis. The results of both the individual experiments and the meta-analysis indicate that UML models produced in the requirements analysis process influence neither the comprehensibility of source code nor its modifiability.
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