Experimentation in Computer Science: An empirical view
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies
In many disciplines, scientific inquiry relies heavily on experimentation. Computer science is compared to other scientific disciplines in its use of experimentation by classifying articles in professional journals as experimental or non-experimental. The results of the classification suggest that experiments occur less frequently in computer science than in many other disciplines.
Mitchell, J. & Welty, C. Experimentation in computer science: An empirical view. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 29(6), 613-624. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7373(88)80069-5