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Title
Further Analysis on the Empirical Evaluation of a Size Measure for Web Applications
Authors
Silvia Abrahao
Geert Poels
Published in
Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Latin American Web Congress (LA-Web 2006), 25-27 October 2006, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. IEEE Computer Society 2006,pp. 230-240. - 2006
Abstract
This paper describes further analysis on the evaluation of OO-Method Function Points for the Web (OOmFPWeb), a functional size measurement method for Web applications. OOmFPWeb was evaluated using a range of performance-based and perception-based variables, including efficiency, reproducibility, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness and intention to use. The evaluation was guided by an evaluation model for information systems design methods, the Method Evaluation Model (MEM). In this work, we present the empirical testing of the MEM to verify the validity of this model in the evaluation of OOmFPWeb. It includes the analysis of causal relationships existing among the different variables of the model. The results show that the MEM is a reliable and valid instrument for evaluating OOmFPWeb but the relationships among efficiency, perceived ease of use and intention to use needs to be revised.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:195,
        title =  "Further Analysis on the Empirical Evaluation of a Size Measure for Web Applications",
        author = "Silvia Abrahao and Geert Poels",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Latin American Web Congress (LA-Web 2006), 25-27 October 2006, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. IEEE Computer Society 2006,pp. 230-240.",
        year = "2006",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://csdl2.computer.org/persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc=comp/proceedings/la-web/2006/2693/00/2693toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/LA-WEB.2006.17",
        abstract = "This paper describes further analysis on the
evaluation of OO-Method Function Points for the Web
(OOmFPWeb), a functional size measurement method
for Web applications. OOmFPWeb was evaluated
using a range of performance-based and perception-based
variables, including efficiency, reproducibility,
perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness and
intention to use. The evaluation was guided by an
evaluation model for information systems design
methods, the Method Evaluation Model (MEM). In this
work, we present the empirical testing of the MEM to
verify the validity of this model in the evaluation of
OOmFPWeb. It includes the analysis of causal
relationships existing among the different variables of
the model. The results show that the MEM is a reliable
and valid instrument for evaluating OOmFPWeb but
the relationships among efficiency, perceived ease of
use and intention to use needs to be revised."
}