Advancing the Study of Human Values in Software Engineering

Emily Winter, Stephen Forshaw, Lucy Hunt, Maria Angela Felicita Ferrario

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Abstract

This paper makes the case for the study of human values in Software Engineering (SE) as a highly important emerging area of research with significant societal implications. We offer two key principles in order to advance this research agenda: firstly, the significance of values as distinguished from, though connected to, ethics; and secondly, the need for clear theoretical frameworks for values study. We provide the emerging findings from an initial study (N=12 participants) using a Values Q-Sort tool that was designed in accordance with these two principles. We conclude with discussion around lessons learnt, ongoing challenges, and future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)., Canada, 27/05/19: Proceedings
Publisher IEEE
Pages19-26
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2239-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2240-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE): Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2574-1780
ISSN (Electronic)2574-1837

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