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Evaluating industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students.

Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet; Richards, John

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Mark Zarb

Janet Hughes

John Richards



Abstract

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.

Start Date Mar 5, 2014
Publication Date Mar 5, 2014
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Pages 361-366
Institution Citation ZARB, M., HUGHES, J. and RICHARDS, J. 2014. Evaluating industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students. In Proceedings of the 45th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE 2014), 5-8 March 2014, Atlanta, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 361-366. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2538862.2538980
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2539962.2538980
Keywords Pair programming; Communication skills; Software engineering; Collaboration; Students

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