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An investigation of the relationship between student algorithm quality and program quality

McGill, T.J. and Volet, S.E. (1995) An investigation of the relationship between student algorithm quality and program quality. SIGCSE Bulletin, 27 (2). pp. 44-48.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/201998.202012
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Abstract

This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to explore the relationship between the quality of students' algorithm development and the quality of their final programs. By videotaping pairs of students engaged in writing a program to solve a problem the process used by students could be examined and its relationship to program quality investigated. The results of the study show a clear positive relationship between the quality of algorithm development and the quality of programs written by students in an introductory programming course.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: ACM Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright: (c) 1995 ACM Association for Computing Machinery
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/831
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