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ERIC Number: EJ1057055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2516
Women Studies in Engineering Education: Content Analysis in Three Referred Journals
Chou, Pao-Nan
American Journal of Engineering Education, v4 n2 p99-104 2013
Little is known about the research characteristics of past women studies in engineering education. In order to add knowledge base about the advanced development of women studies in current engineering education research, the purpose of the study is to investigate research characteristics of past women studies published in three referred engineering education journals from 2000 to 2009 and to propose specific research patterns for engineering educators. This study adopts a four-stage model of content analysis to analyze the collected data. The model contains four major research procedures, including sampling, conceptualization, operationalization, and coding verification. The findings show that the research patterns of past women studies are: (1) The number of annual publication for women studies is limited; (2) Few scholars from South America and Asia-Pacific engage in women studies; (3) Mixed-methods methodology is the less used research design in women studies; (4) Female engineering faculty and K-12 female students are not focuses for engineering educators; (5) Researchers tend to focus on general engineering; and (6) The current trend of research topic centers on female college engineering students' learning experiences. The research patterns serve as research guidelines for engineering educators who try to explore women issues in engineering education. It is expected that future studies may fill the identified research gaps. Additional in-depth discussion of women studies may be increased as a result of this research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South America