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Emotional Awareness During Bug Fixes – A Pilot Study

JADA LORO, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Abigail L. Schneff, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Sarah J. Oran, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Bonita Sharif Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of a programmer's emotional awareness on progress while fixing bugs. The goal of the study is to capitalize on emotional awareness to ultimately increase progress made during software development. This process could result in improved software maintenance.

Research Question: Can we determine emotional state of a developer using biometric sensors during debugging?