While considerable research in both software inspection and anonymity in Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) exists individually, anonymity within the context of software inspection has not been explored. Anonymity becomes an important issue as researchers and practitioners advocate the use of computer- mediated inspection over traditional manual-based ones. Moreover, the emergence of new paradigms such as distributed and asynchronous environments for inspection only add to the importance of understanding the effects of anonymity on inspection outcomes. This research examines and proposes possible influences of group member anonymity on the outcome of computer-mediated software inspection.
Vitharana, Padmal and Ramamurthy, K., "Computer-Mediated Group Support, Anonymity and Software Inspection Process" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 307.