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Author Downey, Allen B.
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 This paper describes an operating systems (OS) class that departs from more common approaches by introducing experimental design explicitly as part of the course material. Instead of implementing operating systems components or modifying existing operating systems, students conduct a series of experiments that measure the performance of system services and try to infer information about their implementation from the results. These experiments reinforce the OS concepts presented in lecture, and also develop a set of skills that students need for a wide range of activities: formulating and testing hypotheses, analyzing and presenting data, and writing.
Description Affiliation: Colby College, 5830 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME (Downey, Allen B.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 316
Ending Page 320


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