Introducing requirements acquisition and analysis through a very incompletely specified problem

Thomas J. Marlowe, James W. Benham, Vassilka Kirova, Cyril S. Ku, Susu Nousala, Norbert Jastroch

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Abstract

After succeeding in programming courses, many students in computer science and related areas have developed expectations, habits and practices that make the need for analysis of complex problems-through modeling, requirements and specification-difficult to grasp. Exposing students to a highly incomplete problem description early in a software engineering course promotes internalization of this often critical process. We suggest that analogous challenges may be important across many disciplines and at all levels of education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMSCI 2013 - 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages270-275
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781936338832
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameIMSCI 2013 - 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings

Other

Other7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/07/1312/07/13

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Keywords

  • Computer science pedagogy
  • Critical thinking
  • Modeling
  • Problem specification
  • Requirements analysis
  • Software engineering

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Marlowe, T. J., Benham, J. W., Kirova, V., Ku, C. S., Nousala, S., & Jastroch, N. (2013). Introducing requirements acquisition and analysis through a very incompletely specified problem. In IMSCI 2013 - 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 270-275). (IMSCI 2013 - 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.