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Empirically refining a model of programmers’ information-seeking behavior during software maintenance

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Jim
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Michael P.
dc.contributor.author Power, Norah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T08:22:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T08:22:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of 18th Annual Workshop of the Psychology Of Programmers Interest Group (PPIG 06). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2166
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Several authors have proposed information seeking as an appropriate perspective for studying software maintenance activities. However, there is little research in the literature describing holistic information-seeking models in this context. Additionally, in the one instance where an information-seeking model has been proposed, the empirical evidence presented in support of that model is extremely limited. This paper presents a small quasi-experiment that serves to further evaluate and refine this preliminary information-seeking model. Talkaloud data, generated by two professional programmers, engaged in real software maintenance activities, was captured and then coded. This evaluation largely validated the model but also suggested several important refinements. The study, its results and its impact on the information-seeking model are discussed in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of 18th Annual Workshop of the Psychology Of Programmers Interest Group (PPIG 06).;
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject software maintenance en_US
dc.subject programmers en_US
dc.subject information en_US
dc.title Empirically refining a model of programmers’ information-seeking behavior during software maintenance en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother jim.buckley@ul.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother joe.griffin@ul.ie

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