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Visual Depiction of Decision Statements: What is Best for Programmers and Non-programmers

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dc.contributor.author Kiper, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Auerheimer, Brent en_US
dc.contributor.author Ames, Charles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-22T19:31:26Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-10T15:06:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-22T19:31:26Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-07-10T15:06:39Z
dc.date.issued 1997-03-01 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-17 en_US
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.MIA/219 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the results of two experiments investigating differences in comprehensibility of textual and graphical notations for representing decision statements. The first experiment was a replication of a prior experiment that found textual notations to be better than particular graphical notations. After replicating this study, two other hypotheses were investigated in a second experiment. Our first claim is that graphics may be better for technical, non-programmers than they are for programmers because of the great amount of experience that programmers have with textual notations in programming languages. The second is that modifications to graphical forms may improve their usefulness. The results support both of these hypotheses. Keywords: visual programming, decision structures, program comprehension, expert-novice differences en_US
dc.title Visual Depiction of Decision Statements: What is Best for Programmers and Non-programmers en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type.genre Report en_US


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