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Cognitive strategies and looping constructs: an empirical study

Cognitive strategies and looping constructs: an empirical study,10.1145/182.358436,Communications of The ACM,Elliot Soloway,Jeffrey Bonar,Kate Ehrlich

Cognitive strategies and looping constructs: an empirical study   (Citations: 118)
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In this paper, we describe a study that tests the following hypothesis: A programming lanage construct that has a closer "cognitive fit" with an individual's preferred cognitive strategy will be easier 1o use effectively. After analyzing Pascal programs that employed loops, we identified two distinct looping strategies: 1) on the ith pass through the loop, the ith element is both read and proceed (the READ/PROCESS strategy); and 2) on the ith pass, the ith element is processed and the next ith...
Journal: Communications of The ACM - CACM , vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 853-860, 1983
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