Lucas Layman, Laurie Williams, Jason Osborne, Sarah B. Berenson, Kelli M. Slaten, Mladen Vouk
L. Layman, L. Williams, J. Osborne, S. Berenson, K. Slaten, and M. Vouk, “How and Why Collaborative Software Development Impacts the Software Engineering Course,” in Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference, pp. T4C–9–T4C–14, IEEE, 2005
Publication year: 2005

This paper presents the results of an initial quantitative investigation to assess a variety of factors that potentially affect the collaborative software development experience. This research was conducted with 119 students in two undergraduate software engineering classes at North Carolina State University. A survey was administered where students could reflect on their collaborative experiences. We analyzed these factors for interrelationships as well as for correlations with performance in the course, grade point average, and SAT scores. Our findings support the components of the proposed Social Interaction Model of Pair Programming. The substantiation of the Social Interaction Model of Pair Programming values suggests that they should be considered in course planning. We also find that work ethic and self-perceived programming ability positively correlate with GPA.