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“Women Are Just Not Interested in Computer Science”: a Convenient Falsehood, a Convenient Truth
Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Sweden. (AASS)
2015 (English)In: 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Workshop Women in A1 and CS, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

"Women are just not interested'' is a convenient justification for the absence of women in computer science. This paper questions this simplification; it admits that women have not shown considerable interest toward computer science by referring to the relevant statistics and common observations by experts in the field. Second, it analyses several diverse factors that may have led to this lack of interest. This paper also points out the importance of women's involvement in this field, and discusses some possible solutions.

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Computer Science
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Gender Studies; Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47939OAI: diva2:900496
24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-23 July, 2015
Available from: 2016-02-04 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved

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