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Measuring programming competence by assessing chunk structures in a code transcription task
conference contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 17:52 authored by Noorah Albehaijan, Peter ChengPeter Cheng
In a simple transcription task in which sections of Java program code are copied by freehand writing, it is demonstrated that chunk related temporal signals are sufficiently robust to permit the measurement of programming competence. An experiment with 24 participants revealed that the number of views of the stimulus per trial and the duration of writing per stimulus view are both strongly correlated with independent measures of Java competence.
- Accepted version
JournalProceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
PublisherCognitive Science Society
Event nameCogSci 2019: The 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Event locationMontreal, Canada
Event date24 - 27 July, 2019
Department affiliated with
- Informatics Publications
Research groups affiliated with
- Creative Technology Publications
NotesAcknowledgements: Noorah Albehaijan's PhD study is supported by Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University.
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