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Do Map Drawing Styles of Novice Programmers Predict Success in Programming? A Multinational, Multi-institutional Study

Tolhurst, D, Baker, B, Hamer, J, Box, I, Lister, R, Cutts, Q, Petre, M, de Raadt, M, Robins, A, Fincher, S, Simon, S, Haden, P, Sutton, K, Hamilton, M and Tutty, Jodi (2006). Do Map Drawing Styles of Novice Programmers Predict Success in Programming? A Multinational, Multi-institutional Study. Australian Computer Science Communications,28(5):213-222.

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Title Do Map Drawing Styles of Novice Programmers Predict Success in Programming? A Multinational, Multi-institutional Study
Author Tolhurst, D
Baker, B
Hamer, J
Box, I
Lister, R
Cutts, Q
Petre, M
de Raadt, M
Robins, A
Fincher, S
Simon, S
Haden, P
Sutton, K
Hamilton, M
Tutty, Jodi
Journal Name Australian Computer Science Communications
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0157-3055   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 213
End Page 222
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Darlinghurst
Publisher Australian Computer Society
Field of Research INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
0899 - Other Information and Computing Sciences
1399 - Other Education
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In this paper, we present the results of one aspect of a multinational, multi-institutional study of computer programming students. Specifically, this paper reports on an exploration of relationships between novice programmers' map-drawing styles (landmark, route or survey) and success in a first programming course at tertiary level. Relationships were found between map-drawing style and success of students in introductory programming' courses, but there were mediating factors that resulted in some mixed findings between the countries in which data was collected. The results of this study identify some rich areas for further exploration, and suggests how this line of research might progress.
 
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