Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

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Quality of a software component is inversely proportional to the number of inadequacies found in a component. Individual software components must be selected with utmost care as these are crucial to the success of CBSE approach. In this paper, reusability based component quality framework (RQF) is used to identify highly reusable software components. A component quality model as a part of RQF is also developed using statistical approach. It has six essential quality characteristics which are ranked by three stakeholders according to their preferences. Subsequently, effect of characteristics of component quality model on reusability is tested using ordered probit model which showed that reliability is the most influential characteristic which is instrumental in increasing the reuse of software components.

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