When reporting on research results, it is of course necessary to state and discuss decisions of the experimental design that have major repercussions on how the results can be interpreted.
A useful framework for organizing this thinking is the collection of "validity" criteria: construct validity, internal validity, external validity, etc.
She has received numerous prestigious awards for her contributions to software engineering, including the Stevens Award and the Warnier Prize.
She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
She has been a member of the faculty at Carnegie Mellon since she completed her Ph. In 1981, she co-authored another book, this time with Alan Perlis and Frederick Sayward, on software metrics.
Shaw co-authored her first book with Frank Hole in 1967, much before she had finished her Ph D.
They usually need to discuss at least internal and external validity...
It is encouraging that recent software research papers have included discussion of threats to validity.
Shaw has co-authored seminal works on software architecture with David Garlan, particularly the 1996 book Software Architecture: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline’.
In 2011, Shaw and Garlan received the Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering, for their lasting contributions to the promotion of software architecture.