Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Due to the constant innovations in communications tools, several educational institutions are continually evaluating the adoption of new communication tools (NCT) for their adopted learning platforms (LP). Notably, many educational institutions are interested in...

["Computer Education","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3114v2
1,916 downloads
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Data wrangling is a critical foundation of data science, and wrangling of categorical data is an important component of this process. However, categorical data can introduce unique issues in data wrangling, particularly in real-world settings with collaborators...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3163v2
802 downloads
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Many current and future data scientists will be "isolated"---working alone or in small teams within a larger organization. This isolation brings certain challenges as well as freedoms. Drawing on my considerable experience both working in the professional sports...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3160v2
4,013 downloads
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Data analysis, statistical research, and teaching statistics have at least one thing in common: these activities all produce many files! There are data files, source code, figures, tables, prepared reports, and much more. Most of these files evolve over the course...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3159v2
727 downloads
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Modern statistics is fundamentally a computational discipline, but too often this fact is not reflected in our statistics curricula. With the rise of big data and data science it has become increasingly clear that students both want, expect, and need explicit training...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3181v1
407 downloads
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The timely publication of scientific results is essential for dynamic advances in science. The ubiquitous availability of computers which are connected to a global network made the rapid and low-cost distribution of information through electronic channels possible....

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2648v2
289 downloads
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"Publication forms the core structure supporting the development and transmission of scientific knowledge" (Galbraith2015). Yet, with the WorldWideWeb a dominant part of current scientific publication and information-dissemination, internet "publication" is still...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1568v13
281 downloads
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Debugging software is an inevitable chore, often difficult and more time-consuming than expected, giving it the nickname the “ dirty little secret of computer science.” Surprisingly, we have little knowledge on how software engineers debug software problems in...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2743v1
106 downloads
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In software repository mining, it's important to have a broad representation of projects. In particular, it may be of interest to know what proportion of projects are public. Discovering public projects can be easily parallelized but not so easy to automate due...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2551v1
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This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public private partnership project and comment on user feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out...

["Computer Education","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2325v1
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We propose here a working unit for teaching basic concepts of protein folding and evolution centred around the example of a wooden snake puzzle, strikingly similar to toy models widely used in the literature of protein folding. In our experience, developed at a...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computer Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2201v1
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