A Coding Scheme Development Methodology Using Grounded Theory for Qualitative Analysis of Pair Programming

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dc.contributor.author Salinger, Stephan
dc.contributor.author Plonka, Laura
dc.contributor.author Prechelt, Lutz
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T08:09:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T08:09:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Salinger, S., Plonka, L. & Prechelt, L. (2008). A Coding Scheme Development Methodology Using Grounded Theory for Qualitative Analysis of Pair Programming. Human Technology, Volume 4 (1), pp. 9-25. URN:NBNfi:jyu-200804151350. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20217
dc.description.abstract A number of quantitative studies of pair programming (the practice of two programmers working together using just one computer) have partially conflicting results. Qualitative studies are needed to explain what is really going on. We support such studies by taking a grounded theory (GT) approach for deriving a coding scheme for the objective conceptual description of specific pair programming sessions independent of a particular research goal. The present article explains why our initial attempts at using GT failed and describes how to avoid these difficulties by a predetermined perspective on the data, concept naming rules, an analysis results metamodel, and pair coding. These practices may be helpful in all GT situations, particularly those involving very rich data such as video data. We illustrate the operation and usefulness of these practices by real examples derived from our coding work and present a few preliminary hypotheses regarding pair programming that have surfaced. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2008 Stephan Salinger, Laura Plonka, & Lutz Prechelt, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other pair programming en
dc.subject.other grounded theory en
dc.subject.other coding scheme development en
dc.subject.other video data en
dc.subject.other video data en
dc.title A Coding Scheme Development Methodology Using Grounded Theory for Qualitative Analysis of Pair Programming
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBNfi:jyu-200804151350

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