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Title: 'They're not girly girls': an exploration of quantitative and qualitative data on engineering and gender in higher education
Authors: Barnard, Sarah
Hassan, Tarek M.
Bagilhole, Barbara
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Keywords: Engineering
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: BARNARD, S. et al, 2012. 'They're not girly girls': an exploration of quantitative and qualitative data on engineering and gender in higher education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 37 (2), pp. 193 - 204
Abstract: Despite sustained efforts to promote engineering careers to young women, it remains the most male-dominated academic discipline in Europe. This paper will provide an overview of UK data and research on women in engineering higher education, within the context of Europe. Comparisons between data from European countries representing various regions of Europe will highlight key differences and similarities between these nations in terms of women in engineering. Also, drawing on qualitative research the paper will explore UK students' experiences of gender, with a particular focus on the decision to study engineering and their experiences in higher education. © 2012 Copyright SEFI.
Description: This article was published in the journal, European Journal of Engineering Education [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2012.661702
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2012.661702
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17827
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2012.661702
ISSN: 0304-3797
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Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)

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