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For this assignment, we ask that you read the following paper:

  • Diba Mirza, Phillip T. Conrad, Christian Lloyd, Ziad Matni, and Arthur Gatin. 2019. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in Computer Science: A Systematic Literature Review. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER ‘19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 31–40.

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There are some sections of the paper that you should read carefully, while others you can just skim. Here’s a guide:

  • Section 1: Read carefully. Understand the purpose of the paper, and the three main research questions addressed.
  • Sections 2 and 3: Ok to Skim. These sections address the methodology of the paper, i.e how one goes about doing a structure literature review. This is important from a research standpoint, and to assess the validity of the results, but for purposes of this class, we are more interested in the results themselves.
  • Section 4: Read Carefully. This is the heart of the paper, and the section that we’ll be focusing on.
  • Section 5: Ok to Skim. Another section about methodology. A “threats to validity” section is an important part of any paper, you are encouraged to read it, but it isn’t necessary for the assignment.
  • Sections 6: Read Carefully. This points towards future work, and is part of the assignment.

Then, there are questions to answer on Gradescope in the assignment marked H01.

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