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Pennington, Nancy

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Works: 16 works in 53 publications in 3 languages and 1,006 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF8972, 347.73752
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Most widely held works by Nancy Pennington
Inside the jury by Reid Hastie( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causal reasoning and decision making : the case of juror decisions by Nancy Pennington( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantis II : cruise 102 : preliminary CTD data from Jasin 1978 by Nancy J Pennington( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

102 profiles of conductivity, temperature, and depth (pressure) (CTD) were taken in the JASIN area northwest of Scotland in July-September 1978. These stations consisted of single and yo-yo profiles. The data set includes 14 stations taken near Anton Dohrn Seamount at 57°30'N, 11°W . Plotted profiles of temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, and buoyancy frequency, and a listing of the data, are included for most stations
Stimulus Structures and Mental Representations in Expert Comprehension of Computer Programs by Nancy Pennington( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficulty of computer programming and other design tasks is a function of the multiple abstractions that combine to form a program's meaning. Thus, comprehension of the final form of a program design, the program text, involves retrieving multiple sets of relationships between parts. The research presented here addresses which, if any, abstraction is dominant psychologically in programmers' mental representations of programs, specifically whether procedural (control flow) or functional (goal hierarchy) abstractions dominate, and the relative ease or difficulty of inferring different kinds of information from the text. Eighty professional programmers were tested on comprehension and recognition of short program texts. The results, which suggest that procedural rather than functional units form the basis of expert programmers' mental representations, support work in other areas of text comprehension showing the importance of text structure knowledge in understanding. The results also raise questions concerning claims that "chunking" found in comprehension and memory tasks in skilled problem solving domains is due to pattern matching to schematic content knowledge rather than to knowledge of more abstract text or design sturcture units. A reference list, 4 tables, and 10 figures are appended. (Author/LMO)
Expert Programmer Comprehension of Computer Programs Final Report by Nancy Pennington( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes research on experienced programmers' comprehension of computer programs that was carried out over a three-year contract period (1982-85). Following an extensive review of the programming skill literature, an analysis of programs based on the multiple abstractions (points-of-view) that characterize program text and design was proposed and three research questions were examined: (1) how multiple abstractions are coordinated into effective mental representations necessary to comprehend programs; (2) how different kinds of programming knowledge enter into program comprehension; and (3) what comprehension strategies distinguish programmers who obtain high levels of comprehension from those who do not. A two-stage model of comprehension was suggested by the research, which showed that procedural representations tend to dominate program understanding in the first stage, while functional representations dominate in the later stages. It was found that the feature distinguishing the best comprehenders from the poorest in the current research was use of cross-referencing strategies in which procedural relations in program text (textbase macrostructure) were explicitly mapped onto functional relations, expressed in the language of the real-world objects to which the program referred (situation model); the poorest comprehenders tended to use singular strategies, working either at the program text or real-world level, but not both. Fourteen references are listed as well as six related technical reports and publications. (Author/MES)
Technical note on conjunctive explanations by Nancy Pennington( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reanalysis of Follow Through Parent and Teacher Data from Spring 1975. Final Report by Walt Haney( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected 1975 parent and teacher data from the Follow Through (ft) program were reanalyzed to see if the broader goals of ft were met. Analysts focused on comprehensive services provision, parental involvement promotion, and the relation of findings to the previous national ft evaluation and the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (jdrp) ft project review. Data were compared at three levels of aggregation: overall ft versus non-FT; sponsor level; and site level. Findings on comprehensive service provision indicate that ft was successful in providing disadvantaged children with medical and dental services. Findings on parent involvement indicate ft program success. Data indicate an apparent contradiction between the national ft evaluation test results and parents' perceptions of their children's progress in school and related questions. No strong relation between jdrp project approval and parent and teacher reports of service provision, parent involvement, or children's progress were found. It is noted that in this exploratory study, the representativeness and the quality of the data are problematic: only apparent differences between groups which reached the .05 probability level are discussed; and ft and non-FT comparisons are made, although the nft groups are not strictly controls. Parent and teacher data at different levels of aggregation are included in five appendices. (Author/RH)
Back to the future : temporal perspective in the explanation of events by Deborah J Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ATLANTIS-II (Cruise 102) Preliminary CTD Data from JASIN 1978( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

102 Profiles of conductivity, temperature, and depth (pressure) (CTD) were taken in the JASIN area northwest of Scotland in July-September 1978. These stations consisted od single and yo-yo profiles. The data set includes 14 stations taken near Anton Dohrn Seamount at 57 deg 30 min N, 11 deg W. Plotted profiles of temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, and buoyancy frequency, and a listing of the data, are included for most stations. (Author)
Back to the future : temporal perspective in the explanation of events by Deborah Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Juror decision making : the relevance of Piaget's developmental theory to a complex adult reasoning task by Nancy Pennington( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cognitive components of expertise in computer programming : a review of the literature by Nancy Pennington( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adult thinking in developmental perspective( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A people's theater? : folk-playmaking at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1918-1944 by Nancy Pennington( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explaining the evidence : further tests of the story model for juror decision making by Nancy Pennington( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story model for juror decision making by Nancy Pennington( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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