REFSQ 2023
Mon 17 - Thu 20 April 2023 Barcelona, Spain
Thu 20 Apr 2023 09:30 - 10:30 at Sitges - Keynote 3 - Klaas-Jan Stol

The choice of research strategy for studies is an important decision, and while there has been considerable attention for different research methods, there has been little reflection those decisions. In this talk I will reflect on research strategies in requirements engineering, and highlight the importance of trade-offs.

Presentation Slides (REFSQ-2023-keynote-stol.pdf)6.49MiB

Klaas-Jan Stol is a Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor in other Irish institutions) with the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork. Klaas has been a member of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, since 2008. His award-winning research focuses on contemporary software development methods, including open source, inner source, agile & lean software development. He’s also interested in research methodology and theory development. He has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative empirical methods, including Grounded Theory and Structural Equation Modeling. Klaas has raised over €1m to fund his research, which has been published in a range of journals and conferences, including ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the International Conference on Software Engineering, Journal of Systems and Software, and IEEE Software. Contact him at

Thu 20 Apr

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09:30 - 10:30
Keynote 3 - Klaas-Jan StolResearch Papers at Sitges
The ABC of Requirements Engineering Research
Research Papers
Klaas-Jan Stol Lero; University College Cork; SINTEF Digital
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