Instructional Science

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 385–411 | Cite as

Empirical studies of functional programming learners evaluating recursive functions

  • Judith Segal
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Abstract

In this paper, we report some empirical studies of students evaluating recursive functions defined according to the rules of the functional programming language Miranda, and describe the misconceptions and processing strategies observed. We then discuss the implications of these observations as regards teaching content.

Keywords

Empirical Study Programming Language Processing Strategy Teaching Content Programming Learner 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Segal
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical and Computing SciencesUniversity of SurreyGuildfordEngland

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