EMIP: The eye movements in programming dataset

Roman Bednarik*, Teresa Busjahn, Agostino Gibaldi, Alireza Ahadi, Maria Bielikova, Martha Crosby, Kai Essig, Fabian Fagerholm, Ahmad Jbara, Raymond Lister, Pavel Orlov, James Paterson, Bonita Sharif, Teemu SirkiäFIn, Jan Stelovsky, Jozef Tvarozek, Hana Vrzakova, Ian van der Linde

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Abstract

A large dataset that contains the eye movements of N=216 programmers of different experience levels captured during two code comprehension tasks is presented. Data are grouped in terms of programming expertise (from none to high) and other demographic descriptors. Data were collected through an international collaborative effort that involved eleven research teams across eight countries on four continents. The same eye tracking apparatus and software was used for the data collection. The Eye Movements in Programming (EMIP) dataset is freely available for download. The varied metadata in the EMIP dataset provides fertile ground for the analysis of gaze behavior and may be used to make novel insights about code comprehension.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102520
Number of pages11
JournalScience of Computer Programming
Volume198
Early online date4 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • eye-tracking, program comprehension, dataset

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    Bednarik, R., Busjahn, T., Gibaldi, A., Ahadi, A., Bielikova, M., Crosby, M., Essig, K., Fagerholm, F., Jbara, A., Lister, R., Orlov, P., Paterson, J., Sharif, B., SirkiäFIn, T., Stelovsky, J., Tvarozek, J., Vrzakova, H., & van der Linde, I. (2020). EMIP: The eye movements in programming dataset. Science of Computer Programming, 198, [102520]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2020.102520