Industrial impact on topics and types of Master's theses: Empirical study of software engineering theses made in 1990-2016
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Scientific › peer-review
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SEFI 2016 Annual Conference|
|Editors||Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Robin Clark|
|Publisher||European Society for Engineering Education SEFI|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2016|
|Publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - |
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …
|Conference||Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education|
|Period||1/01/00 → …|
Our strongest hypothesis was that during 2000-2005 golden era of Nokia would affect greatly on the numbers so that the major part of the theses were made for a large company, mobility is one of the most general topics and there are several constructive theses that are part of bigger projects. Other initial hypotheses were that the number of theses in English has been increased since 1990, the number of females has been the same or increasing slightly, and the orientation of the theses (constructive or research-oriented) has not changed much, the constructive ones being much more common.
The results partly proved the hypotheses, but interestingly enough, we got some surprises especially on the language of the theses and the gender on students.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- software engineering education, thesis, industrial impact