A citation analysis of the sigcse 2007 proceedings

Raymond Lister, Ilona Box
2008 Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '08  
This paper identifies the most commonly cited conferences, journals and books among the 1398 citations made in the 122 publications of the SIGCSE 2007 proceedings. The SIGCSE 2007 authors cited a very large array of conferences, journals and books, but the majority are only cited within a single paper. There are only a very small set of journals and conferences cited frequently. Most books cited are concerned with technical information or are textbooks. Only 2% of books are concerned with
more » ... oncerned with computer science education and 23% with education in general. The picture that emerges from this citation analysis is that the SIGCSE community does not have a substantial core set of educational literature. Also, the epistemology of the SIGCSE community is primarily objectivist, with a focus on content, rather than a constructivist, student-centered focus on learning.
doi:10.1145/1352135.1352295 dblp:conf/sigcse/ListerB08 fatcat:w45hrscz2fbb3p36a6phtxp5ii