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dc.contributor.authorMcMeekin, D.
dc.contributor.authorVon Konsky, Brian
dc.contributor.authorChang, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorCooper, David
dc.contributor.editorLammel, R.
dc.contributor.editorKrikhaar, R.
dc.identifier.citationMcMeekin, David A and Von Konsky, Brian R and Chang, Elizabeth and Cooper, David J A. 2008. Checklist inspections and modifications: applying Bloom's taxonomy to categorise developer comprehension, in Krikhaar, R. and Lammel, R. (ed) Proceedings of 16th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, Jun 10 - 13 2008, pp. 222-227. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IEEE Computer Society.

Software maintenance can consume up to 70% of the effort spent on a software project, with more than half of this devoted to understanding the system. Performing a software inspection is expected to contribute to comprehensionof the software. The question is: at what cognition levels do novice developers operate during a Checklist-Based code inspection followed by a code modification? This paper reports on a pilot study of Bloom's taxonomy levels observed during a Checklist-Based inspection and while adding new functionality unrelated to the defects detected. Bloom's taxonomy was used to categorise think-aloud data recorded while performing these activities. Results show the Checklist-Based Reading technique facilitates inspectors to function at the highest cognitive level within the taxonomy and indicates that using inspections with novice developers to improve cognition and understanding may assist integrating developers into existing project teams.

dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society
dc.subjectSoftware maintenance
dc.subjectBloom's taxonomy
dc.subjectSoftware inspection
dc.titleChecklist inspections and modifications: applying Bloom's taxonomy to categorise developer comprehension
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of 16th IEEE international conference on program comprehension
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of 16th IEEE international conference on program comprehension
dcterms.source.conference16th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJun 10 - 13, 2008
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands

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curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultyCentre for Extended Enterprises and Business Intelligence

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