An evaluation of object oriented example programs in introductory programming textbooks

Jürgen Börstler, Mark S. Hall, Marie Nordström, James Paterson, Kate Sanders, Carsten Schulte, Lynda Thomas

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Abstract

In this paper we report on a study in which experienced educators reviewed a wide range of object-oriented examples for novices from popular textbooks. This review was accomplished using an on-line checklist that elicited responses on 10 quality factors. Results show that the evaluation instrument provides a sufficiently consistent set of responses to distinguish examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-143
Number of pages18
JournalACM SIGCSE Bulletin
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

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Börstler, J., Hall, M. S., Nordström, M., Paterson, J., Sanders, K., Schulte, C., & Thomas, L. (2009). An evaluation of object oriented example programs in introductory programming textbooks. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 41(4), 126-143. https://doi.org/10.1145/1709424.1709458