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Table 1 Influence factors and review outcomes investigated by previous studies

From: Investigating the effectiveness of peer code review in distributed software development based on objective and subjective data

Influence factors Absence of discussion Comment usefulness Feedback delay Participation in review Post-release defects Review duration Review iterations Review quality
Amount of previous defects      
Affected modules        
Author experience       
Author’s company        
Bug fix or new feature        
Commit message size        
External reviewers         
Length of prior discussions        
Number of authors       
Number of reviewers        
Patch size (Files)       
Patch size (LOC)        
Prior feedback delay        
Review coverage         
Review speed         
Reviewer experience        
Source code type         
  1. Thongtanunam et al. (2016a)
  2. Bosu et al. (2015)
  3. McIntosh et al. (2014)
  4. Baysal et al. (2016)
  5. Beller et al. (2014)
  6. Thongtanunam et al. (2015a)
  7. Shimagaki et al. (2016)