HCIL-86-02

Shneiderman, B.
Feb. 1986
Keynote address for workshop, Empirical Studies of Programmers, E. Soloway & R. Iyengar, Eds., Ablex (June 1986) 1-12.
HCIL-86-02, CS-TR-1623, CAR-TR-187
This paper attempts to describe the varied intellectual territory that programmers work in. It offers several paths for researchers who wish to explore this territory: controlled experiments, observational or field studies, surveys, and cognitive theories. Finally, this paper suggests several important destinations for researchers: refining the use of current languages, imporving present and future languages, developing special purpose languages, and improving tools and methods.
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