Modeling of cognitive processes based on gaze transition during programming debugging

Toru Kano, Ryuichi Sakagami, Takako Akakura

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Abstract

This study proposes a method for analyzing gaze features and modeling cognitive processes during program debugging. We first use an eye-tracking device to extract gaze transitions between editor components and code blocks. We then create transition diagrams based on a Markov process and a Z-test. Experiments demonstrate the possibility of estimating gaze transitions and cognitive processes required for error resolution by comparing transition diagrams from advanced and beginner programmers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifeTech 2021 - 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages412-413
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2021
Event3rd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2021 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 9 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameLifeTech 2021 - 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period9/03/2111/03/21

Keywords

  • Cognitive process
  • Debugging
  • Eye tracking
  • Gaze transition
  • Programming education

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