Further evaluations of industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students

Mark Zarb, Janet Hughes, John Richards

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    Abstract

    Pair programming has several benefits when it is successfully used by students and experts alike. However, research shows that novice pairs find the necessary pair communication to be one of the main challenges in adopting this process. A set of industry-inspired pair programming guidelines have been derived and evaluated from qualitative examinations of expert pairs, with the aim of helping novice programmers communicate within their pair. This research describes a further evaluation of these guidelines with a number of student pairs, and demonstrates how novice pairs who were exposed to the guidelines became comfortable communicating with their partners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGCSE '15
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages314-319
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450329668
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, United States
    Duration: 4 Mar 20157 Mar 2015
    http://sigcse2015.sigcse.org/index.html

    Conference

    Conference46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    Abbreviated titleSIGCSE 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityKansas City
    Period4/03/157/03/15
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Collaboration
    • Communication skills
    • CS ed research study
    • Pair programming
    • Software engineering
    • Students

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