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Is Mutation an Appropriate Tool for Testing Experiments? J.H. Andrews
 

Summary: Is Mutation an Appropriate Tool for Testing Experiments?
J.H. Andrews
Computer Science Department
University of Western Ontario
London, Canada
andrews@csd.uwo.ca
L.C. Briand Y. Labiche
Software Quality Engineering Laboratory
Systems and Computer Engineering Department
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada
{briand, labiche}@sce.carleton.ca
ABSTRACT
The empirical assessment of test techniques plays an important
role in software testing research. One common practice is to
instrument faults, either manually or by using mutation operators.
The latter allows the systematic, repeatable seeding of large
numbers of faults; however, we do not know whether empirical
results obtained this way lead to valid, representative conclusions.
This paper investigates this important question based on a number

  

Source: Andrews, Jamie - Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences