Tag Archive: Data Buddies Project

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Freshman Experienced the Highest Decline in Frequency of Interactions with Classmates Outside of Class During COVID Pandemic


Data from the CRA Data Buddies Survey (DBS) 2019, 2020, and 2021, indicates that students interacted with their classmates outside of the lectures less frequently after the COVID pandemic and the change was more drastic for students who were earlier on in their academic program.

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Rates of Participation in K-12 Outreach Vary Among Undergraduates in Computing


CRA’s Data Buddies Survey 2021 data indicate that 16% of undergraduates in computing fields have been involved in K-12 outreach during their degree program. Participation rates across different racial and ethnic groups varied. Within racial/ethnic groups, participation rates also varied as a function of gender identity. 

Thank you, Data Buddies! (Fall 2021)


The annual Data Buddies Survey ended in February of 2022. CERP wishes to thank the 145 institutions and departments that made data collection possible, with special appreciation extended to Elite Data Buddies who received at least a 20% response rate from survey respondents.

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Although Most Computer Science Doctoral Students Earned Their Undergraduate Degree in a Computing Field, One Quarter Earned Their Degree in Another Field


CERP examined the undergraduate degree earned by students seeking a doctoral degree in computer science. Results indicate 41% of computer science doctoral students earned their undergraduate degree in computer science, followed by 26% earning their undergraduate degree in a computing-related engineering field.

Intersectional Analysis of Exposure to Programming Languages Reveals the Additive Impact of Belonging to Multiple Underrepresented Populations


The current analysis examines whether exposure to programming languages varies among different populations that are underrepresented in computing, and whether belonging to multiple underrepresented populations is associated with programming experience. Results show that students from multiple underrepresented populations in computing are less likely to have learned a programming language than their peers.

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Undergraduates are Learning More Programming Languages Prior to Matriculation; Students from Underrepresented Populations in Computing Report Smaller Increase


For undergraduates who entered their current program in 2020, over half reported learning a new programming language prior to their program. This trend has steadily increased over the last 5 years of incoming undergraduates, yet a persistent difference remains for students who are from populations underrepresented in computing.