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Exploring the gap between the student expectations and the reality of teamwork in undergraduate software engineering group projects

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Exploring the gap between the student expectations and the reality of teamwork in undergraduate software engineering group projects. / Iacob, Claudia; Faily, Shamal.

In: Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 157, 110393, 01.11.2019.

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abstract = "Software engineering group projects aim to provide a nurturing environment forlearning about teamwork in software engineering. Since social and teamworkissues have been consistently identified as serious problems in such projects, weaim to better understand the breakdown between the expectations teams haveat the start of a group project and their experiences at the end of the project.In this paper, we investigate how 35 teams of undergraduate students approachsoftware engineering group project courses, and how their previous experiencewith collaborative software development matches their expectations for groupwork. We then analyse the retrospective documents delivered by the same teamsat the end of a 27-week software engineering group project course, mirroring the expectations at the start of the project with the realities described by the endof it.",
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