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dc.contributor.authorConnor, AM
dc.contributor.authorBuchan, J
dc.contributor.authorPetrova, K
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-10T07:47:17Z
dc.date.available2014-04-10T07:47:17Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued2014-04-10
dc.identifier.citationPublished in Proceedings of the 2009 Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. Pages 678-683.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/7075
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we introduce the concept of the research-practice gap as it is perceived in the field of software requirements engineering. An analysis of this gap has shown that two key causes for the research-practice gap are lack of effective communication and the relatively light coverage of requirements engineering material in University programmes. We discuss the design and delivery of a masters course in software requirements engineering (SRE) that is designed to overcome some of the issues that have caused the research-practice gap. By encouraging students to share their experiences in a peer learning environment, we aim to improve shared understanding between students (many of whom are current industry practitioners) and researchers (including academic staff members) to improve the potential for effective collaborations, whilst simultaneously developing the requirements engineering skill sets of the enrolled students. Feedback from students in the course is discussed and directions for the future development of the curriculum and learning strategies are given.
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2009.134
dc.rightsCopyright © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
dc.subjectRequirements engineering
dc.subjectResearch-practice
dc.titleBridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering through effective teaching and peer learning
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ITNG.2009.134
aut.conference.typePaper Published in Proceedings
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