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Questions tagged [empirical-research]

Questions about methods that empirically measure the quality of computer science models and techniques when applied to real-world scenarios.

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Is this Time analysis strategy right?

I'm working in the time analysis for an algorithm with two optional optimizations variant applied and followed next approach: Create inputs of different lengths for the algorithm Using these inputs ...
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Are there many empirical results about which metaheuristics are well-suited for which problem domains?

One of the nice things about genetic algorithms is that they can easily be used for a diverse array of problem domains, whereas PSO for example seems best-suited for candidates of real-valued vectors (...
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Gate/transistor number and program length measures of computational complexity?

Are there scaling concepts regarding the number of components needed and minimum program length needed to solve a problem of some complexity? For example, problems are characterized by O(.) measures ...
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Ideal number of participants for evaluation of development approach / software architecture

For my thesis, I have created a development approach (consisting of schemes, an application template and prototype code) that should make it easier to develop and adapt applications for a specific ...
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Data normalization when control has multiple values in CS/CE

(This question was originally posted at https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/68675 but was considered too specific for Academia.) In computer science/engineering research papers relating to ...
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Tag-free garbage collection for object oriented languages

I'm looking around for a good garbage collection technique for my language and found this paper, where Benjamin Goldberg describes a garbage collection technique for strongly typed languages, which ...
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Buffering packets vs. low latency routing [closed]

I am considering strategies to compare the performance of routers with buffers vs. their lower latency counterparts in a simple network setting (N clients communicating with each other randomly ...
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How are statistics being applied in computer science to evaluate accuracy in research claims?

I have noticed in my short academic life that many published papers in our area sometimes do not have much rigor regarding statistics. This is not just an assumption; I have heard professors say the ...
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Empirical studies about benefits of Q&A sites for programming

I'm looking for empirical papers which investigate if a user can benefit from Q&A sites like Stack Overflow. I welcome any papers related to this topic, e.g: an experiment, investigating if a ...
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Is there evidence that using dynamic languages has an impact on productivity?

I am wondering if there are any experiments that show the existence or the non-existence of a correlation between usage of a dynamic language (such as Python, Ruby, or even languages that run on the ...
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Is it viable to use an HMM to evaluate how well a catalogue is used?

I was interested on evaluating a catalogue that students would be using to observe how is it being used probabilistically. The catalogue works by choosing cells in a temporal sequence, so for ...
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Code metric for code redundancy or code cloning

Is there a common code metric for "code redundancy" or "code cloning"? I think I read somewhere a definition, where the LOC (lines of code) of the redundant code was measured. I also searched for ...
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performance between the data structures

I have developed two existing data structures and I want to see their performances over a certain algorithm. In this case I use Dijkstra's algorithm with binary and Fibonacci heaps. Just to ask, if I ...
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Comparing variations of A*

I am running some experiments with a maze, and trying different variations of A*. Based on my experiments, I have been able to form some opinion (that at least in those cases, graph checking is better ...
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CPU frequency per year

I know that since ~2004, Moore's law stopped working for CPU clock speed. I'm looking for a graph showing this, but am unable to find it: most charts out there show the transistor count or the ...
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How can I measure the usability of a catalogue?

This question might seems vague but heres the context: When we are focusing on HCI we would most likely be interested on knowing first how the user usually deals with a certain object. We then try to ...