Evaluating industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students

Mark Zarb, Janet Hughes, John Richards

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    A set of industry-inspired pair programming guidelines have been derived from qualitative examinations of expert pairs in order to aid novice programmers with their intra-pair communication. This research describes the evaluation of these guidelines with a set of student pairs, and demonstrates how novice pairs who were exposed to the guidelines were more comfortable communicating within their pairs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGCSE '14
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450326056
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
    EventSIGCSE 2014 - Atlanta, GA., United States
    Duration: 5 Mar 20148 Mar 2014


    ConferenceSIGCSE 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAtlanta, GA.
    Internet address


    • Pair programming
    • communication skills
    • collaboration
    • software engineering


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