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ERIC Number: EJ827896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0899-3408
A Comparison of the Methodological Quality of Articles in Computer Science Education Journals and Conference Proceedings
Randolph, Justus J.; Julnes, George; Bednarik, Roman; Sutinen, Erkki
Computer Science Education, v17 n4 p263-274 Dec 2007
In this study we empirically investigate the claim that articles published in computer science education journals are more methodologically sound than articles published in computer science education conference proceedings. A random sample of 352 articles was selected from those articles published in major computer science education forums between 2000 and 2005. Each article was then coded in terms of five indicators of methodological quality. It was found that there were no practically or statistically significant differences between the articles published in journals and those published in conference proceedings on any of the indicators of methodological quality. One implication of this finding is that those who evaluate the academic output of computer science education researchers should be wary of arbitrarily prescribing more academic merit to journal publications than conference publications. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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