What does it mean to Know Computer Science? Perspectives from Gender Research

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Christina Björkman, Lena Trojer
Title: What does it mean to Know Computer Science? Perspectives from Gender Research
Translated title: Vad betyder det att kunna datavetenskap? Genusforskningsperspektiv
Journal: tripleC
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Pagination: 316-327
ISSN: 1726-670X
Publisher: http://triplec.uti.at/articles.php
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tks.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: cbr@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The epistemological basis for computer science (CS), on which research and education as well as development of applications are founded, are fundamental for its production of knowledge. In this paper we raise the issue of how gender research developed within science and technology can be used within computer science, to approach and discuss foundations of the discipline, and what the implications of this reflection are for CS education. After an introduction, which serves to motivate the questions raised, we discuss issues concerning the foundations of computer science. We then introduce gender research, as we use it, and present some points where this type of research can contribute to the question “What does it mean to know CS?”.
Subject: Technoscience Studies\General
Computer Science\General
Keywords: computer science, gender research, computer science foundations, epistemology, feminist technoscience
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