Nosek's Research, Continued

Measurements

Results

Table expanded from John T. Nosek, "The Case for Collaborative Programming", Communications of the ACM, Volume 41, Number 3, March 1998, pp. 105-108.

Comparison of Individual and Team Measurements

Variable Control Group
(Individual)
mean (st. dev.)
Experimental Group
(Teams)
mean (st. dev.)
Scale
Performance
Scores:
n = 5 n = 5  
READABILITY 1.40 (0.894) 2.00 (0.000) 0 to 2
FUNCTIONALITY 4.20 (1.788) 5.60 (0.547)* 0 to 8
SCORE 5.60 (2.607) 7.60 (0.547)* 0 to 8
TIME (minutes) 42.60 (3.361) 30.20 (1.923)  
    
Satisfaction
Measures
n=5 n=10  
CONFIDENCE 3.80 (2.049) 6.50 (0.500)*  
ENJOYMENT 4.00 (1.870) 6.60 (0.418)*  


* less than 1 in 20 that results are due to chance

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