Conditional statements and program coding: An experimental evaluation

Vessey I. and Weber R. (1984) Conditional statements and program coding: An experimental evaluation. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 21 2: 161-190. doi:10.1016/S0020-7373(84)80065-6


Author Vessey I.
Weber R.
Title Conditional statements and program coding: An experimental evaluation
Journal name International Journal of Man-Machine Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7373
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0020-7373(84)80065-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 190
Total pages 30
Language eng
Subject 2200 Engineering
Abstract Prior research supports the superiority of the nested conditional over the branch-to-label conditional. However, when examining programmer performance using these two forms of the conditional, the prior research has confounded several programming tasks. If these tasks are disentangled and programmers are trained to perform the tasks using language-independent paradigms, the relative performance of the nested conditional versus the branch-to-label conditional is no longer clear-cut.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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