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Improving public understanding of software engineering

Finkelstein, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2167-9844 (1996). Improving public understanding of software engineering. IEEE Software,


This article outlines the issues presented by the public understanding of software engineering. Bypublic understanding I mean the appreciation or knowledge of a discipline by people in general,other than those with a specialised education or training in the area. The article concludes with aprogramme of action that addresses public understanding of software engineering and can form thebasis for a debate on this topic.

Publication Type: Article
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
Date available in CRO: 19 Jul 2021 09:45
Date deposited: 19 July 2021
Date of first online publication: 1996
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