The effects of pair-programming on performance in an introductory programming course

@inproceedings{McDowell2002TheEO,
  title={The effects of pair-programming on performance in an introductory programming course},
  author={Charles E. McDowell and Linda L. Werner and Heather E. Bullock and Julian Fernald},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2002}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pair-programming on student performance in an introductory programming class. Data was collected from approximately 600 students who either completed programming assignments with a partner or programmed independently. Students who programmed in pairs produced better programs, completed the course at higher rates, and performed about as well on the final exam as students who programmed independently. Our findings suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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