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Novice Comprehension of Programs Using Task-Specific and Non-Task-Specific Constructs

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Novice Comprehension of Programs Using Task-Specific and Non-Task-Specific Constructs
This study examines the comprehension and modification by novices of programs written with taskspecific and non-task-specific constructs. Teachers who write programs for use in their work studied and modified a program written in Hypercard using either task-specific or non-task-specific constructs. It was found that the task-specific group’s comprehension of the program was significantly better, although the difference was relatively small. However, the correctness of the program modifications was much greater in the task-specific group.
Alec Engebretson, Susan Wiedenbeck
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where VL
Authors Alec Engebretson, Susan Wiedenbeck
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