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ERIC Number: EJ890185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4278
Problems Encountered by Novice Pair Programmers
Hanks, Brian
Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, v7 n4 Article 2 Jan 2008
In a study of the types of problems encountered by students that led them to seek assistance, Robins et al. [2006] found that the most common problems were related to trivial mechanics. The students in this study worked by themselves on their programming exercises. This article discusses a replication of the Robins et al. study in which the subjects pair programmed. The types of problems encountered by the pairing students were similar to those of the solo students. The number of problems requiring assistance was much smaller for the pairing students, which suggests that they were able to resolve more problems on their own.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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