Notes on Eye-Tracking Data from a Novice Programmer

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    This paper presents notes on issues related to analysing eyetracking data from a novice programmer progressing through an introductory course in Java programming. The data are used to make observations on evidence of development of code reading strategy, and these are related to models of program comprehension. Some suggestions for the timing of studies within
    the learning process and for useful visualisations and tools are included.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEye Movements in Programming Education II: Analyzing the Novice’s Gaze
    EditorsCarsten Schulte, Teresa Busjahn, Sascha Tamm, Roman Bednarik
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherFreie Universität Berlin
    Number of pages23
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


    • eye-tracking
    • data
    • novice programmer
    • eye movements
    • programming


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