Hi Ben, It is possible that data of this type is being gathered at the software factory<http://www.softwarefactory.cc/> - see the article<http://www.ppig.org/newsletters/2011-08.html#factory> in the last ppig newsletter. I'm sure that Fabian (cc'd) will be happy to discuss.
regards Maria Dr Maria Kutar Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, Salford Business School Director of PGT Programmes in International Operations and Information Management Web: http://www.salford.ac.uk/business-school/business-academics/maria-kutar<http://www.business.salford.ac.uk/staff/mariakutar%20> Twitter: @mariakutar Room 325, Maxwell Building, University of Salford , Salford, M5 4WT, UK Tel. ++ 44 (0)161 295 3056 Fax. ++ 44 (0)161 295 5394 On 26 Sep 2012, at 16:38, Ben du Boulay wrote: Dear PPIG, Does anyone know of accessible data on the development of programming expertise across the years of an undergraduate degree? I know about the phenomenographic thesis by Shirley Booth observing undergraduates and the longitudinal study by Judy Kay and Richard Thomas of the development of expertise in using the SAM editor over a number of years, but are there any other authors who have observed students over time to map in detail how their understanding of programming develops? Many thanks Ben Benedict du Boulay Department of Informatics University of Sussex -- The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).