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A Controlled Experiment to Evaluate the Effects of Mindfulness in Software Engineering

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Autor: Bernárdez Jiménez, Beatriz
Durán Toro, Amador
Parejo Maestre, José Antonio
Ruiz Cortés, Antonio
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Fecha: 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4503-2774-9
Tipo de documento: Ponencia
Resumen: Context. Many reports support the fact that some psycho--social aspects of software engineers are key factors for the quality of the software development process and its resulting products. Based on the experience of some of the authors after more than a year of practising mindfulness---a meditation technique aimed to increase clearness of mind and awareness---we guessed that it could be interesting to empirically evaluate whether mindfulness affects positively not only the behaviour but also the professional performance of software engineers. Goal. In this paper, we present a quasi--experiment carried out at the University of Seville to evaluate whether Software Engineering & Information Systems students enhance their conceptual modelling skills after the continued daily practice of mindfulness during four weeks. Method. Students were divided into two groups: one group practised mindfulness, and the other---the control group---were trained in public speaking. In order to study ...
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Cita: Bernárdez Jiménez, B., Durán Toro, A., Parejo Maestre, J.A. y Ruiz Cortés, A. (2014). A Controlled Experiment to Evaluate the Effects of Mindfulness in Software Engineering. En ESEM 14 : 8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (1-10), Torino, Italy: ACM.
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Formato: PDF

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/64167

DOI: 10.1145/2652524.2652539

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