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Behavioral Studies of the Programming Process.
Final rept. 1 May 72-28 Feb 77,
IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y
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This is a final report on an Office of Naval Research contract to investigate the behavioral problems and processes of computer programming. Following an overview of the effort given in section 1, the research work is discussed in sections 2-7 under six headings, with Motivation, Work Summary, and Recommendations given for each. Section headings are 2 computer usage statistics 3 performance with programming control structures 4 natural language programming and communication 5 investigation of program design behavior 6 investigation of program modification behavior and 7 general behavioral issues in interactive computer systems. The published reports, under the contract, are listed in section 8 with the contract personnel given in section 9. Author
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