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Toward a Theory of Debiasing Software Development. / Ralph, Paul.

Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods 4th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2011, Gdańsk, Poland, September 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. ed. / Stanislaw Wrycza. Berlin : Springer, 2011. p. 92-105 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 93).

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Ralph, P 2011, Toward a Theory of Debiasing Software Development. in S Wrycza (ed.), Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods 4th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2011, Gdańsk, Poland, September 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 93, Springer, Berlin, pp. 92-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25676-9_8

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Ralph, P. (2011). Toward a Theory of Debiasing Software Development. In S. Wrycza (Ed.), Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods 4th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2011, Gdańsk, Poland, September 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 92-105). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 93). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25676-9_8

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Ralph P. Toward a Theory of Debiasing Software Development. In Wrycza S, editor, Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods 4th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2011, Gdańsk, Poland, September 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer. 2011. p. 92-105. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25676-9_8

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Ralph, Paul. / Toward a Theory of Debiasing Software Development. Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods 4th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2011, Gdańsk, Poland, September 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. editor / Stanislaw Wrycza. Berlin : Springer, 2011. pp. 92-105 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).

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