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A Model For Systematically Investigating Relationships Between Variables That Affect The Performance Of Novice Programmers, Vivian Campbell
Theses: Doctorates and Masters
This research was motivated by an interest in novices learning to program
and a desire to understand the factors that affect their learning. The
traditional approach to performing such an investigation has been to select
factors which may be important and then perform statistical tests on a few
potential relationships. A new research model is proposed and tested to
ensure that a thorough and systematic investigation of the data is performed.
This thesis describes the data, defines the model and explains the
application and validation of the model.
The research process is managed by a control algorithm that is the ...