Metacognitive Instruction, Confidence and Prediction Accuracy in Software Engineering (MICaPASE)

Lead Research Organisation: Solent University
Department Name: Faculty of Media Arts and Society

Abstract

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Publications

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Carolyn Mair (Author) (2012) The effects of online metacognitive instruction on managing student expectations in 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference,

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Carolyn Mair (Author) (2012) The Impact of Metacognitive Training on Prediction Accuracy and Subjective Well-being in Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching

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Mair C (2013) Cognitive bias remains after debiasing information in 121st American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Hawaii

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Mair C (2012) Using technology for enhancing reflective writing, metacognition and learning in Journal of Further and Higher Education

 
Description Detecting Uncertainty, Improving Retention: A psychometric approach to reducing attrition in Higher Education
Amount £9,912 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Department BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 07/2014
 
Description AUT collaboration 
Organisation Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is with Prof. Stephen MacDonell (Auckland University of Technology, NZ). As a consequence of the workshops and the experimental work conducted during the main project we (Dr Mair and Prof. Shepperd) have been invited to New Zealand to repeat the work with the Auckland University of Technology acting as host (April 29 - May 3, 2013). This will take the form of a software estimation workshop for practitioners in conjunction with a repeat of our experiment which will form the basis of a research collaboration with Prof. MacDonell.
Start Year 2001
 
Description AUT collaboration 
Organisation Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is with Prof. Stephen MacDonell (Auckland University of Technology, NZ). As a consequence of the workshops and the experimental work conducted during the main project we (Dr Mair and Prof. Shepperd) have been invited to New Zealand to repeat the work with the Auckland University of Technology acting as host (April 29 - May 3, 2013). This will take the form of a software estimation workshop for practitioners in conjunction with a repeat of our experiment which will form the basis of a research collaboration with Prof. MacDonell.
Start Year 2001
 
Description Simula Labs collaboration 
Organisation Simula Research Laboratory
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had the opportunity of working closely, in particular over the design and conduct of the main experiments, with Prof Magne Jørgensen (Simula Labs, Norway). Prof. Jørgensen is a world leading authority on empirical software engineering and has been consistently ranked as the most published scholar in the field of systems and software engineering according to the Journal of Systems and Software ranking system. The data generated from this experiment will underpin continued collaborative research for some time to come and we hope for other informal arrangements such as exchange visits of PhD students.
Start Year 2005
 
Description Simula Labs collaboration 
Organisation Simula Research Laboratory
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had the opportunity of working closely, in particular over the design and conduct of the main experiments, with Prof Magne Jørgensen (Simula Labs, Norway). Prof. Jørgensen is a world leading authority on empirical software engineering and has been consistently ranked as the most published scholar in the field of systems and software engineering according to the Journal of Systems and Software ranking system. The data generated from this experiment will underpin continued collaborative research for some time to come and we hope for other informal arrangements such as exchange visits of PhD students.
Start Year 2005
 
Description BCS Project Management Specialist Group Invited Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The research has attracted industry sufficient attention that we have now been invited to present the work to the British Computer Society - Project Management Specialist Group on May 14, 2013. The audience will be predominantly from industry.

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Eclipse estimation workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have given 2 half day workshops to over 40 software professionals on estimation for the software compay Eclipse. The workshop was derived from our research on how bias impacts the estimates of individuals, how deep rooted these biases are and different de-biasing strategies.

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Estimating: It's all in the mind! 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BCS Software Management Group seminar. Talk to industry and academic software practitioners about research project (MICaPASE).

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description UKSMA keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The initial ideas underpinning the project were presented as part of joint keynote by Mair and Shepperd at the annual UK Software Metrics Association conference (Oct 27-28, 2011). This is a non-academic event organised by practitioners with a particular focus on software measurement, costing and productivity analysis. Consequently, this was an ideal opportunity to explain how this research can apply to the needs of those responsible for estimation within the software industry

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011