|Título||Differences in perception of computer sciences and informatics due to gender and experience|
|Tipo de publicación||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Autores||Marín, G, E Barrantes, G, Chavarría, S|
|Journal||CLEI Electronic Journal|
Low participation of women in Computer Science (CS) has been documented in some countries. Given thatthis phenomenon occurs at the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the Universidad de CostaRica, we decided to investigate if there were gender differences in some factors, both motivating andinhibiting students to enter the field. Our main purpose was to see if those differences could help findfactors influencing theimbalance of female participation. Both graduate and undergraduate populationswere investigated. It was found that there were differences by gender in both populations. As aconsequence of the knowledge of the discipline acquired during the permanence in the CS program andprofessional experience, both men and women change differently their perceptions.