Empirical Studies of Programmers: Second Workshop (Google eBook)

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Gary M. Olson, Sylvia Sheppard, Elliot Soloway
Intellect Books, 1987 - Computers - 263 pages
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This volume contains the papers presented at the second workshop on Empirical Studies of Programmers. They represent a variety of approaches and topics covering the research in this area. All the chapters present research that bears on programmers. Together with the first volume edited by Elliot Soloway and Sitharama Iyengar, these chapters contribute to a growing knowledge base about how programmers go about their task and how they progress from novice to expert levels.
  

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Contents

Understanding Procedures as Objects
14
Mental Representations of Programs for Student
33
Communication Breakdowns and Boundary Spanning Activities
47
Breakdowns and Processes During the Early Activities of Software
65
Comprehension Strategies in Programming
100
An Empirical Study
114
A Model of Device Use
132
Improving Childrens Debugging Skills
147
An Analysis of the OnLine Debugging Process
172
When and How Do Programmers Change
185
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University of California, Irvine

Sheppard was an editor at Women's Wear Daily in New York until she was transferred to Los Angeles to be the West Coast editor. She later worked as fashion and sales promotion director for Bullock's Sherman Oaks in southern California and went on to become assistant fashion director at the Broadway Stores. After several years, she joined the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Administration. She served as regional director of the International Fashion Group, Los Angeles, and is currently its executive administrator.

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