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TDCM: A Test Design Cognitive Model

Publication Type:

Report


Abstract

In response to the need for a better understanding of the test creation process, this work explores the cognitive underpinnings used by testers in the test design phase. To accomplish this goal, this study proposes an approach for characterising test design techniques by linking the test goal with the argumentation of why the test is created and how the test cases are moved from the problem domain to test implementation. This model is centered around our observation that test design can be viewed as a problem solving process. In order to describe this process, we need to understand the cognitive processes associated with test design. The model contains the arguments and reasons for creating tests as well as the evidence needed to satisfy each goal.

Bibtex

@techreport{Enoiu5714,
author = {Eduard Paul Enoiu},
title = {TDCM: A Test Design Cognitive Model},
month = {January},
year = {2020},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/5714-}
}