Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Jehad Al Dallal
%D 2014 
%J  International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 95, 2014
%T Theoretical Exploration for the Impact of Accounting for Special Methods in Connectivity-Based Cohesion Measurement
%V 95
%X Class cohesion is a key object-oriented software
quality attribute that is used to evaluate the degree of relatedness of
class attributes and methods. Researchers have proposed several class
cohesion measures. However, the effect of considering the special
methods (i.e., constructors, destructors, and access and delegation
methods) in cohesion calculation is not thoroughly theoretically
studied for most of them. In this paper, we address this issue for three
popular connectivity-based class cohesion measures. For each of the
considered measures we theoretically study the impact of including
or excluding special methods on the values that are obtained by
applying the measure. This study is based on analyzing the
definitions and formulas that are proposed for the measures. The
results show that including/excluding special methods has a
considerable effect on the obtained cohesion values and that this
effect varies from one measure to another. For each of the three
connectivity-based measures, the proposed theoretical study
recommended excluding the special methods in cohesion

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