Novice programmers strategies for online resource use and their impact on source code



An observation study was conducted with undergraduate students. The study includes a video analysis of coding activities, an analysis of the source code written during coding, and a structured interview with participants.

This collection includes:

Instruments contain participant information sheets (PIS) and interview prompts.
The video recordings.
A full set of anonymised interview transcripts
A full set of participants' source code.
Date made available17 May 2023
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • websites
  • searching and using information
  • strategies for using Web
  • source code analysis

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