Referencing within code in software engineering education!

Gary Hill, Scott J Turner

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Traditionally computer sciences courses will assess software code. It is common and accepted good practice (as in written reports) to reference other sources of appropriate material. However there appears to be no explicit method, recommendation or advice to computer science tutors and students on a referencing approach. This paper aims to stimulate discussion from peers involved in software engineering education. By discussing the apparent lack of "referencing within code" advice to students and proposing suggestions for appropriate solutions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer Education
Issue number166
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2012


  • Harvard
  • Software engineering
  • computer code
  • education
  • referencing


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