David Hovemeyer, Kelly Rivers
ProgSnap 2: Towards a Standard Representation for Programming Process Data
Systems that collect data on student programming activity provide a valuable source of information on how students learn to program. The diversity of information collected by such systems presents a challenge for analyzing data sets, especially for studies involving data originating from multiple systems. For this reason, having a standardized representation for student programming activity would be useful. ProgSnap 2 is a proposed standardized representa- tion for programming snapshot data. It is intended to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate data from a wide variety of sources, and its tabular format is designed to permit direct analysis using statistics software.