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Requirements elicitation : towards the unknown unknowns. / Sutcliffe, Alistair; Sawyer, Peter.

Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13). Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 92-104.

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Sutcliffe, A & Sawyer, P 2013, Requirements elicitation: towards the unknown unknowns. in Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13). IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 92-104, Proc. 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13), Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 22/07/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2013.6636709

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Sutcliffe, A., & Sawyer, P. (2013). Requirements elicitation: towards the unknown unknowns. In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13) (pp. 92-104). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2013.6636709

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Sutcliffe A, Sawyer P. Requirements elicitation: towards the unknown unknowns. In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. 2013. p. 92-104 https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2013.6636709

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Sutcliffe, Alistair ; Sawyer, Peter. / Requirements elicitation : towards the unknown unknowns. Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’13). Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. pp. 92-104

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