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Author Scholtz, J. C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract Experienced programmers transferring to a new programming language have a far easier time than the novice learning a first language; however, they still experience considerable difficulties. The objective in this study is to characterize the kinds of learning and transfer that take place in the early stages of using a new programming language and when difficulties develop. Thinking aloud protocols have been collected from novice, intermediate and expert programmers. Half of the subjects were observed transferring to a language similar to Pascal. The other half were observed while transferring to a language dissimilar to Pascal.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1992-07-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCHI Bulletin (SGCH)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 1
Page Count 1
Starting Page 91
Ending Page 91


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