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Swapping as the "Hello World" of relational reasoning : replications, reflections and extensions

Teague, Donna M., Corney, Malcolm W., Ahadi, Alireza, & Lister, Raymond (2012) Swapping as the "Hello World" of relational reasoning : replications, reflections and extensions. In de Raadt, Michael & Carbone, Angela (Eds.) Proceedings of Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Australian Computer Society, Inc., RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC. (In Press)

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Abstract

At the previous conference in this series, Corney, Lister and Teague presented research results showing relationships between code writing, code tracing and code explaining, from as early as week 3 of semester. We concluded that the problems some students face in learning to program start very early in the semester. In this paper we report on our replication of that experiment, at two institutions, where one is the same as the original institution. In some cases, we did not find the same relationship between explaining code and writing code, but we believe this was because our teachers discussed the code in lectures between the two tests. Apart from that exception, our replication results at both institutions are consistent with our original study.

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ID Code: 48136
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: novice programmer, tracing, explaining, writing, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012, Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This paper appeared at the 14th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, January-February 2012. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 123. M. de Raadt and A. Carbone, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2012 08:06
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 03:52

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