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Women and Information TechnologyResearch on Underrepresentation$
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Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033459

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.001.0001

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Women and Information Technology
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J. McGrath Cohoon

William Aspray

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0016

This chapter focuses on the engineering approach to creating gender balance in computing. Just as engineering has produced many benefits in the absence of complete scientific understanding, the hope is that it will lead to parity in computing before we fully understand why women are underrepresented in this and other technology fields. Instead of waiting for full knowledge of a highly complex situation, the plan is to move forward by applying what we know, experimenting, and building on success.

Keywords:   gender balance, computing, engineering approach

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