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Given the persistent underrepresentation of women, Black, Latinx, and other marginalized groups in computing fields, scholars from a variety of disciplines have generated a breadth of empirical findings on factors that are salient in broadening participation in undergraduate computing (BPC). While such literature yields insights into the computing experiences and outcomes of underrepresented groups, there is limited understanding of how BPC-related research is conducted. Our paper focuses on the methods used in BPC-focused journal articles and conference proceedings published between 2005-2022, centering exclusively on 129 studies using quantitative methodologies. The study follows Moher et al.’s (2009) Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement for reporting methodological review processes and findings. Results of the paper highlight important directions for future BPC research; in particular, studies should: (a) include more longitudinal and multi- institutional approaches; (b) incorporate more sophisticated and multivariate techniques; and (c) yield insights on smaller racial/ethnic groups, community college students, and students with disabilities, while also accounting for students’ intersecting identities.

Fri 22 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Quantitative Approaches to Understanding BPC EffortsPapers at Meeting Rooms B113-114
Chair(s): Paul Tymann Rochester Institute of Technology
10:45
25m
Talk
Evaluating Identity and Belonging in Computer Science Students: Instrument Adaptation and AnalysisGlobalMSI
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Stephanie Werner University of Illinois, Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC), Ying Chen University of Illinois, Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC)
DOI
11:10
25m
Talk
A Quantitative Methodological Review of Research on Broadening Participation in Computing, 2005-2022MSI
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Linda Sax UCLA, Chantra Nhien Momentum, UCLA School of Education and Information Studies, Kaitlyn N. Stormes Momentum, UCLA School of Education and Information Studies
DOI
11:35
25m
Talk
Does Curricular Complexity in Computer Science Influence the Representation of Women CS Graduates?CER Best PaperGlobal
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Albert Lionelle Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University, McKenna Quam Northeastern University, Carla Brodley Northeastern University, Center for Inclusive Computing, Catherine Gill Northeastern University
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