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Gender Differences in Programming?

Carter, Janet and Jenkins, Tony (2002) Gender Differences in Programming? In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. ACM, New York, USA, pp. 188-192. ISBN 1-58113-499-1. (doi:10.1145/544414.544469) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of an interactive poster of the same name that was displayed at two Computer Science Education conferences during the summer of 2001. Delegates were presented with fragments of code written by first year Computer Science undergraduates and were asked to determine whether the code authors were male or female. The findings suggest that not only is it not possible to determine the gender of the author, but that the gender stereotyped 'clues' relied upon as a basis for the determination are unreliable predictors.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/544414.544469
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 07:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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