DCER: Sharing empirical computer science education data

Kate Sanders, Brad Richards, Jan Erik Moström, Vicki Almstrum, Stephen Edwards, Sally Fincher, Kat Gunion, Mark Hall, Brian Hanks, Stephen Lonergan, Robert McCartney, Briana Morrison, Jaime Spacco, Lynda Thomas

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Abstract

Data sharing is common, and sometimes even required, in other disciplines. Creating a mechanism for data sharing in computer science education research will benefit both individual researchers and the community. While it is easy to say that data sharing is desirable, it is much more difficult to make it a practical reality. This paper reports on an examination of the issues involved by researchers who gathered at a one-day NSF-sponsored workshop held in connection with SIGCSE 2008. We outline the advantages and challenges of developing a repository, show how the challenges have been addressed by repositories in other fields, describe a possible prototype system for empirical computer science education data, and discuss how to move the project forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICER'08 - Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on International Computing Education Research
Pages137-148
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event4th International Computing Education Research Workshop, ICER'08 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Sep 6 2008Sep 7 2008

Publication series

NameICER'08 - Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on International Computing Education Research

Other

Other4th International Computing Education Research Workshop, ICER'08
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period9/6/089/7/08

Keywords

  • Computer science education
  • Data repositories
  • Data sharing
  • Empirical data
  • Information science education
  • Research
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Sanders, K., Richards, B., Moström, J. E., Almstrum, V., Edwards, S., Fincher, S., Gunion, K., Hall, M., Hanks, B., Lonergan, S., McCartney, R., Morrison, B., Spacco, J., & Thomas, L. (2008). DCER: Sharing empirical computer science education data. In ICER'08 - Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on International Computing Education Research (pp. 137-148). (ICER'08 - Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on International Computing Education Research). https://doi.org/10.1145/1404520.1404534