Accession Number:

ADA230309

Title:

Validating Software Metrics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Dec 1989-Sep 1990

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

We propose a comprehensive metrics validation methodology that has six validation criteria, each of which supports certain quality functions. New criteria are defined and illustrated, including consistency, discriminative power, tracking and repeatability. We show that non-parametric statistical methods play an important role in evaluating metrics against the validity criteria. A detailed example of the application of methodology is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE