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Fitzgerald, Sue; Lewandowski, Gary; McCauley, Renee; Murphy, Laurie; Simon, Beth; Thomas, Lynda; Zander, Carol – Computer Science Education, 2008
Debugging is often difficult and frustrating for novices. Yet because students typically debug outside the classroom and often in isolation, instructors rarely have the opportunity to closely observe students while they debug. This paper describes the details of an exploratory study of the debugging skills and behaviors of contemporary novice Java…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Jadud, Matthew C. – Computer Science Education, 2005
Syntactically correct code does not fall from the sky; the process that leads to a student's first executable program is not well understood. At the University of Kent we have begun to explore the "compilation behaviours" of novice programmers, or the behaviours that students exhibit while authoring code; in our initial study, we have…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Student Behavior, Educational Technology
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Lancaster, Thomas; Culwin, Fintan – Computer Science Education, 2004
Automated techniques for finding plagiarism in student source code submissions have been in use for over 20 years and there are many available engines and services. This paper reviews the literature on the major modern detection engines, providing a comparison of them based upon the metrics and techniques they deploy. Generally the most common and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, College Students, Student Evaluation