Studying the Novice Programmer

Studying the Novice Programmer

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Parallel to the growth of computer usage in society is the growth of programming instruction in schools. This informative volume unites a wide range of perspectives on the study of novice programmers that will not only inform readers of empirical findings, but will also provide insights into how novices reason and solve problems within complex domains. The large variety of methodologies found in these studies helps to improve programming instruction and makes this an invaluable reference for researchers planning studies of their own. Topics discussed include historical perspectives, transfer, learning, bugs, and programming environments.has a particular technical meaning that may vary from paper to paper. ... The first important distinction to make is the difference between comprehension (or interpretation, analysis) tasks and generation (or production, synthesis) tasks.

Title:Studying the Novice Programmer
Author:E. Soloway, J. C. Spohrer
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2013-12-02


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