A multi-institutional, multinational study of programming concepts using card sort data

Sanders, Kate and Fincher, Sally and Bouvier, Dennis and Lewandowski, Gary and Morrison, Briana and Murphy, Laurie and Petre, Marian and Richards, Brad and Tenenberg, Josh and Thomas, Lynda (2005) A multi-institutional, multinational study of programming concepts using card sort data. Expert Systems, 22 (3). pp. 121-128. ISSN 0266-4720. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper presents a case study of the use of a repeated single-criterion card sort with an unusually large, diverse participant group. The study, whose goal was to elicit novice programmers' knowledge of programming concepts, involved over 20 researchers from four continents and 276 participants drawn from 20 different institutions. In this paper we present the design of the study and the unexpected result that there were few discernible systematic differences in the population. The study was one of the activities of the National Science Foundation funded Bootstrapping Research in Computer Science Education project (2003).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: computer science education research; card sort; elicitation; programming concepts
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 15:21
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14286 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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