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Towards Identification and Classification of Core and Threshold Concepts in Methodology Education in Computing
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2014 (English)In: "ITICSE '14: proceedings of the 2014 Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, New York: ACM Press, 2014, -242 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research methodology is a quintessential component of science, but methods differ greatly between sciences. In computing, methods are borrowed from many fields, which causes difficulties to methodology education in computing. In our methodology courses in computing, we have observed a number of core and threshold concepts that affect students’ success. This essay describes a work in progress towards under- standing those core and threshold concepts in methodology education in computing, classified along two dimensions. We classify methodological concepts in terms of standard elements of research design in students’ projects in computing, and in terms of their centrality and difficulty. We present examples of three types of troublesome knowledge concerning methodology: the strangeness and complexity of methodological concepts, misimpressions from everyday experience, and reasonable but mistaken expectations.

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New York: ACM Press, 2014. -242 p.
Keyword [en]
Methodology, Computer science education, Computing curricula, Threshold concepts, Troublesome knowledge
Keyword [sv]
Datalogi läroplan, Metodologi, Datavetenskaplig utbildning, Tröskelbegrepp, Besvärlig kunskap
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Information Systems
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Computer and Systems Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108660DOI: 10.1145/2591708.2591758ISBN: 978-1-4503-2833-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-108660DiVA: diva2:759853
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2014 Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education, June 23-25, 2014, Uppsala
Available from: 2014-10-31 Created: 2014-10-31 Last updated: 2014-12-09Bibliographically approved

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