Classifying computing education papers: process and results

Simon and Carbone, Angela and de Raadt, Michael and Lister, Raymond and Hamilton, Margaret and Sheard, Judy (2008) Classifying computing education papers: process and results. In: 4th International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2008) , 6-7 Sep 2008, Sydney, Australia.

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We have applied Simon's system for classifying computing education publications to all three years of papers from ICER. We describe the process of assessing the inter-rater reliability of the system and fine-tuning it along the way. Our analysis of the ICER papers confirms that ICER is a research-intensive conference. It also indicates that the research is quite narrowly focused, with the majority of the papers set in the context of programming courses. In addition we find that ICER has a high proportion of papers involving more than one institution, and high proportions of papers on the themes of ability/aptitude and theories and models of teaching and learning.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2009 05:22
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 02:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: classifying publications; computing education; Delphi method; programming theory; technological forecasting
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080705 Informetrics
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
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