ERIC Number: ED095363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Bias and Computer-Based Guidance Systems.
Harris, Jo Ann
All materials which could be acquired from the five leading computer-based guidance systems were read and evaluated for sex bias or fairness. Such analysis was done within the framework of six categories: interactive dialogue, data files, the computer program, on and off-line interest inventories, audio-visual support materials, and printed support materials. Relatively little was found which indicates serious sex bias. The descriptive content of the data files seems to have high potential for problems. The degree of sex bias or fairness which interest inventories have will have serious implications for the scope of a student's vocational exploration in systems which make use of such instruments to suggest or guide exploration. Supporting visual materials or community visitation programs can also be a source of subtle sex bias. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aries Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.