Iteration vs Recursion in Introduction to Programming Classes: An Empirical Study

Vladimir Sulov 1
  • 1 Department of Computer Science, University of Economics – Varna, 9002 Varna, Bulgaria


In this article we have presented the results of an empirical study which was carried out on 130 students in Introduction to programming classes. Their initial preference, success rate, comprehension and subsequent preference were studied when dealing with programming tasks which could be solved using either iteration or recursion.

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