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An Exploratory Study to Assess Analytical and Logical Thinking Skills of the Software Practitioners using a Gamification Perspective

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dc.creator YILMAZ, Murat
dc.creator KAYALI, Şahin
dc.date 2017-04-15T00:00:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-09T12:00:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-09T12:00:02Z
dc.identifier http://dergipark.org.tr/sdufenbed/issue/30898/334428
dc.identifier 10.19113/sdufbed.39411
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.sdu.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/123456789/46558
dc.description The link between analytical and logical thinking skills and success of software practitioners attracted an increasing attention in the last decade. Several studies report that the ability to think logically is a requirement for improving software development skills, which exhibits a strong reasoning. Additionally, analytical thinking is a vital part of software development for example while dividing a task into elemental parts with respect to basic rules and principles.  Using the basic essence of gamification, this study proposes a mobile testing platform for assessing analytical and logical thinking skills of software practitioners as well as computer engineering students. The assessment questions were taken from the literature and transformed into a gamified tool based on the software requirements. A focus group study was conducted to capture the requirements. Using the Delphi method, these requirements were discussed by a group of experts to reach a multidisciplinary understanding where a level of moderate agreement has been achieved. In light of these, an assessment tool was developed, which was tested on both software practitioners from the industry and senior computer engineering students. Our results suggest that individuals who exhibit skills in analytical and logical thinking are also more inclined to be successful in software development.
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dc.publisher Süleyman Demirel University
dc.publisher Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi
dc.relation http://dergipark.org.tr/download/article-file/334673
dc.source Volume: 21, Issue: 1 178-189 en-US
dc.source 1308-6529
dc.subject Gamification,Software engineering; Software design issues; Delphi study; Analytical thinking ability; Logical thinking ability
dc.title An Exploratory Study to Assess Analytical and Logical Thinking Skills of the Software Practitioners using a Gamification Perspective en-US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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