Research Invitation

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Research Invitation

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Dr. Xin Zhao, and Dr. Saheed Popoola are conducting a research study titled “The Perception of Code Smells for Systems Engineers: An Empirical Study.” They wish to gain a better understanding of the perception of code smells from systems engineers’ perspective.

Code smells (also known as “bad smells”) are indicators of bad designs that “usually corresponds to a deeper problem in the system.” Although code smells do not necessarily lead to program failure, they may increase the possibility of software bugs or failures in the future. Studies have shown that code with many bad smells takes 32% longer to debug and causes more frustration to programmers.

Taking part in this study involves completing a 10-minute web survey about your experience with code smell perception. The results will be available later to the systems engineering community to help systems engineers gain a deeper insight into coed smells, thus improving the quality of software artifacts in the systems development practice.

Your participation is completely anonymous and voluntary. You are free not to participate or stop participating at any time before you submit your answers. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the study and the survey.

This research study has been approved by the Seattle University Institutional Review Board. If you are interested in helping us, please click the link below to start the survey. ... M0iVWaS3Oe

We appreciate your participation of our study. Thank you in advance.


Xin Zhao, Saheed Popoola
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