Advancing the Study of Human Values in Software Engineering

Winter, Emily Rowan and Forshaw, Stephen Wallace and Hunt, Lucy and Ferrario, Maria Angela Felicita Cristina (2019) Advancing the Study of Human Values in Software Engineering. In: IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)., 2019-05-272019-05-27, Montreal.

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Abstract

This paper makes the case for the study of human values in Software Engineering (SE) as a highly important emerging area of research with significant societal implications. We offer two key principles in order to advance this research agenda: firstly, the significance of values as distinguished from, though connected to, ethics; and secondly, the need for clear theoretical frameworks for values study. We provide the emerging findings from an initial study (N=12 participants) using a Values Q-Sort tool that was designed in accordance with these two principles. We conclude with discussion around lessons learnt, ongoing challenges, and future directions.

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IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE).
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14 Mar 2019 10:15
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