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ERIC Number: EJ830137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0899-3408
Categorizing Student Software Designs: Methods, Results, and Implications
Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, Robert; Mostrom, Jan Erik; Ratcliffe, Mark; Zander, Carol
Computer Science Education, v16 n3 p197-209 Sep 2006
This paper examines the problem of studying and comparing student software designs. We propose semantic categorization as a way to organize widely varying data items. We describe how this was used to organize a particular multi-national, multi-institutional dataset, and present the results of this analysis: most students are unable to effectively design software. We examine how these designs vary with different academic and demographic factors, and discuss the implications of this work on both education and education research. (Contains 4 figures, 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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