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Towards a Model of Testers’ Cognitive Processes: A Problem Solving Approach for Software Testing


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No applicable model of testers’ cognitive processes in software testing exists. As a first step in formulating such a model, a cognitive model for software testing is developed. The new model is grounded in problem solving and cognitive psychology theory. The theoretical foundation of problem solving as a reference description for exploring software testing is provided. The use of problem solving as applied to software testing is instantiated for the creation of new test cases. The practical and research implications of the new approach are discussed.


author = {Eduard Paul Enoiu},
title = {Towards a Model of Testers’ Cognitive Processes: A Problem Solving Approach for Software Testing},
month = {January},
year = {2020},
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