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Pair Programming and Gender

Pair Programming and Gender
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Author(s): Linda L. Werner (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA), Brian Hanks (Fort Lewis College, USA) and Charlie McDowell (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Eileen M. Trauth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-815-4.ch151

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Abstract

Studies of pair programming both in industry and academic settings have found improvements in program quality, test scores, confidence, enjoyment, and retention in computer-related majors. In this article we define pair programming, summarize the results of pair programming research, and show why we believe pair programming will help women and men succeed in IT majors.

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