Experience indicators do not predict subject performance: the case of the students’ seniority level

Dieste Tubio, Óscar and Fonseca Carrera, Efraín Rodrigo and Raura, Geovanny and Ponce, Alejandra (2017). Experience indicators do not predict subject performance: the case of the students’ seniority level. In: "20th Conferencia Iberoamericana en Software Engineering (CIbSE 2017)", 22-23 May 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISBN 978-99967-839-2-0. pp. 553-566.

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Title: Experience indicators do not predict subject performance: the case of the students’ seniority level
Author/s:
  • Dieste Tubio, Óscar
  • Fonseca Carrera, Efraín Rodrigo
  • Raura, Geovanny
  • Ponce, Alejandra
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 20th Conferencia Iberoamericana en Software Engineering (CIbSE 2017)
Event Dates: 22-23 May 2017
Event Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 20th Conferencia Iberoamericana en Software Engineering (CIbSE 2017)
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-99967-839-2-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Experience; Programming; Seniority; Performance
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Background: Developers’ personal characteristics are important factors to take into account in Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) research. Experience is one of the most frequently studied factors. To assess experience effects, studies typically evaluate students vs. professionals’ performance. However, professionals are always in short supply. Hence, some studies have used students of different seniority levels for the same goal. Aims: Assessing the students’ performance in programming tasks according to their seniority. Method: Analysis of the data collected in a programming experiment conducted at Universidad de Yucatan, México. Results: Students’ seniority is not related to their performance. Furthermore, students’ seniority and programming experience are not correlated. Conclusions: Education level does not accurately represent subjects’ experience neither predicts their performance.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2014-60490-PUnspecifiedUniversidad Politécnica de MadridRealizando experimentos en la industria del software: comprensión del paso de laboratorio a la realidad

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Item ID: 50917
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50917/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50917
Official URL: https://dblp.org/db/conf/cibse/cibse2017
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 May 2019 09:23
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 09:23
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