Publications
Laurie Murphy

Instructional Practices
S Grissom, R McCauley and L Murphy. How student centered is the computer science classroom? A survey of college faculty. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). 18(1), Article No. 5. December 2017. ACM Press. [details]

S Grissom, S Fitzgerald, R McCauley and L Murphy. Exposed! cs faculty caught lecturing in public: A survey of instructional practices. In Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '17). ACM Press. Seattle, Washington, USA. March 2017. [details]

Recursion
S Grissom, L Murphy, R McCauley, and S Fitzgerald. Paper vs. Computer-based Exams: A Study of Errors in Recursive Binary Tree Algorithms. In Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '16). ACM Press. Memphis, Tennessee, USA. February 2016. [details]

L. Murphy, S. Fitzgerald, S. Grissom, and R. McCauley. Bug Infestation!: A Goal-Plan Analysis of CS2 Students' Recursive Binary Tree Solutions. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '15), ACM Press. Kansas City, MO, USA. March 2015. [details]

R. McCauley, B. Hanks, S. Fitzgerald, and L. Murphy. Recursion vs. Iteration: An Empirical Study of Comprehension Revisited. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '15), ACM Press. Kansas City, MO, USA. March 2015. [details]

R. McCauley, S. Grissom, S. Fitzgerald and L. Murphy. Teaching and learning recursive programming: a review of the research literature. Computer Science Education, 25(1), March 2015. [details]

'Explain in Plain English' Questions
M. Corney, S. Fitzgerald, B. Hanks, R. Lister, R. McCauley and L. Murphy.'Explain in Plain English' Questions Revisited: Data Structures Problems. in Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press. Atlanta, Georgia USA, March 2014. [details]

L. Murphy, S. Fitzgerald, R. Lister and R. McCauley. Ability to 'Explain in Plain English' Linked to Proficiency in Computer-based Programming. In Proceedings of the Eigth international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '12). Auckland, New Zealand. Sept. 2012. [details]

L. Murphy, R. McCauley and S. Fitzgerald. 'Explain in Plain English' Questions: Implications for Teaching. Proceedings of the Forty-Third SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press. Raleigh, North Carolina USA, March 2012. [details]

Pair Programming
S. Fitzgerald, B. Hanks, R. McCauley, L. Murphy, and C. Zander. Pair Programming in Education: A Literature Review. Computer Science Education, 21(2), June 2011.[details]

L. Murphy, S. Fitzgerald, B. Hanks, and R. McCauley. Pair debugging: a transactive discourse analysis. In Proceedings of the Sixth international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '10). Aarhus, Denmark. Aug. 2010. [details]

Listening to Students
B. Simon, B. Hanks, R. McCauley, B. Morrison, L. Murphy and C. Zander. For Me, Programming is�. In the Proceedings of ICER '09: the Fifth International Computing Education Research Workshop. Berkeley, California USA, Aug. 2009. [details]

C. Zander, L. Thomas, B. Simon, L. Murphy, R. McCauley, B. Hanks, and S. Fitzgerald. Learning Styles: Novices Decide. In the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE). Paris, France, June 2009. [details]

B. Hanks, L. Murphy, B. Simon, R. McCauley and C. Zander. CS1 Students Speak: Advice for Students by Students. In Proceedings of the Fortieth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press. Chattanooga, Tennessee USA, March 2009. [details]

Self-Theories
B. Simon, B. Hanks, L. Murphy, S. Fitzgerald, R. McCauley, L. Thomas and C. Zander. Saying Isn't Necessarily Believing: Influencing Self-theories in Computing. In ICER '08: Proceedings of the Third International Computing Education Research Workshop. Sydney, Australia, Sept. 2008. [details]

L. Murphy and L. Thomas. Dangers of a fixed mindset: implications of self-theories research for CS education. In the Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), ACM Press. Madrid, Spain, June 2008. [details]

Novice Debugging

S. Fitzgerald, R. McCauley, B. Hanks, L. Murphy, B. Simon, and C. Zander. Debugging from the Student Perspective. IEEE Transactions on Education, 53(3), August 2010. [details]

R. McCauley, S. Fitzgerald, G. Lewandowski, L. Murphy, B. Simon, L. Thomas, and C. Zander. Debugging: A Review of the Literature from an Educational Perspective. Computer Science Education -- Special Issue on Debugging, 18(2), June 2008. [details]

S. Fitzgerald, G. Lewandowski, R. McCauley, L. Murphy, B. Simon, L. Thomas, and C. Zander. Debugging: Finding, Fixing and Flailing, A Multi-Institutional Study of Novice Debuggers. Computer Science Education -- Special Issue on Debugging, 18(2), June 2008. [details]

L. Murphy, G. Lewandowski, R. McCauley, B. Simon, L. Thomas, and C. Zander. Debugging: The good, the bad, and the quirky -- a qualitative analysis of novices' strategies. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press. Portland, Oregon USA, March 2008. [details]

Assessment
S. Fitzgerald, B. Hanks, R. Lister, R. McCauley, and L. Murphy. What are we thinking when we grade programs?. In Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13).Denvier, Colorado USA, March 2013. [details]
L. Murphy and D. Wolff. Take a minute to complete the loop: using electronic classroom assessment techniques in computer science labs. In the The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 21(2). December 2005. [details]

K. Blaha and L. Murphy. Targeting Assessment: How to Hit the Bull's Eye. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 17(2):106-115, December 2001. [details]

Pedagogy
L. Murphy and D. Wolff. Creating video podcasts for CS1: Lessons learned. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 2009. [details]

Phenomenography
A. Berglund, A. Eckerdal, A. Pears, P. East, P. Kinnunen, L. Malmi, R. McCartney, J.-E. Moström, L. Murphy, M. B. Ratcliffe, C. Schulte, B. Simon, I. Stamoulia, and L. Thomas. Learning Computer Science: Perceptions, Actions and Roles. European Journal of Engineering Education,Volume 34, Issue 4 August 2009 , pages 327 - 338. [details]

A. Pears, A. Berglund, A. Eckerdal, P. East, P. Kinnunen, L. Malmi, R. McCartney, J.-E. Moström, L. Murphy, M. B. Ratcliffe, C. Schulte, B. Simon, I. Stamoulia, and L. Thomas. What's the problem? teachers' experience of student learning successes and failures. In Proceedings of Koli Calling, 7th Baltic Sea Conference on Computing Education Research. Joensuu, Finland, Nov. 2007.

P. Kinnunen, R. McCartney, L. Murphy, and L. Thomas. Through the Eyes of Instructors: A Phenomenographic Investigation of Student Success. In ICER '07: Proceedings of the Third International Computing Education Research Workshop. Atlanta, Georgia USA, Sept. 2007. [details]

Knowledge Calibration
J. Tenenberg and L. Murphy. Knowing what I know: an investigation of undergraduate knowledge and self-knowledge of Data Structures. Computer Science Education, 15(4), December 2005. [details]

L. Murphy and J. Tenenberg. Do Computer Science students know what they know?: A calibration study of data structure knowledge. In the Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), ACM Press, 37(3). Monte de Caparica, Portugal, June 2005. [details]

Card Sorting
L. Murphy, R. McCauley, S. Westbrook, B. Richards, B. Morrison and T. Fossum. Women catch up: gender differences in learning programming concepts. In the Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press. Houston, Texas USA, March 2006. [details]

R. McCauley, L. Murphy, S.Westbrook, S. Haller, C. Zander, T. Fossum, K. Sanders, B. Morrison, B. Richards and R. Anderson. What do successful computer science students know? An integrative analysis using card-sort measures and content analysis to evaluate graduating students' knowledge of programming concepts. Expert Systems, 22(3):147-159, July 2005. [details]

K. Sanders, D. Bouvier, S. Fincher, G. Lewandowski, B. Morrison, L. Murphy, M. Petre, J. Tenenberg, L. Thomas, R. Anderson, R. Anderson, S. Fitzgerald, A. Gutschow, S. Haller, M. Jadud, R. Lister, R. McCauley, J. McTaggart, C. Prasad, B. Richards, T. Scott, D. Shinners-Kennedy, S. Westbrook, and C. Zander. A multi-institutional, multinational study of programming concepts using card sort data. Expert Systems, 22(3):121-128, July 2005. [details]

L. Murphy, R. McCauley, S. Westbrook, T. Fossum, S. Haller, B. Morrison, B. Richards, K. Sanders, C. Zander and R. Anderson. A multi-institutional investigation of computer science seniors' knowledge of programming concepts. In the Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM Press, 37(1):510-514. St. Louis, Missouri USA, February 2005. [details]

M. Petre, S. Fincher, J. Tenenberg, et al. "My criterion is: Is it a Boolean?": A card-sort elicitation of students' knowledge of programming constructs, Technical Report 6-03, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, UK, June 2003. [details]