While requirements elicitation has been established as a crucial phase of the systems development process, empirical research on the topic of requirements elicitation is sparse. In this paper we present a requirements elicitation scenario that can be used by researchers to evaluate different methods of eliciting a set of requirements. This scenario consists of an elicitation tasks, a system features set, and a coding method. The task revolves around the generation of a set of features for an online student textbook exchange. Such a system is likely to be familiar to students. We present a set of criteria to assess the quality of a requirements elicitation scenario and provide support from our experience using the scenario.
Read, Aaron; Callens, Andy; Nguyen, Cuong; and de Vreede, Gert Jan, "An Empirical Scenario for the Evaluation of Requirements Elicitation Tasks" (2011). MWAIS 2011 Proceedings. 9.