The known empirical studies about effectiveness of Pair Programming are well documented on Wikipedia:
- Pair programming scientific studies
6 empirical research examined
experiments conducted with both professional software developers and with students
experiments published between 2000 and 2009
Here are links of cited studies that now are broken on the Wikipedia page:
- The effectiveness of pair programming: A meta-analysis, 2009
- Pair programming productivity: Novice–novice vs. expert–expert, 2006
Overall the empirical studies report contrasting results about effects of PP on quality, duration and effort. They all agree that PP works well when a pair encounters challenging programming problems. Although what the term "challenging programming problems" is not defined.
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