This paper presents a preliminary analysis of research papers in computing education. While previous analysis has explored what research is being done in computing education, this project explores how that research is being done. We present our classification system, then the results of applying it to the papers from all five years of ICER. We find that this subset of computing education research has more in common with research in information systems than with that in computer science or software engineering; and that the papers published at ICER generally appear to conform to the specified ICER requirements.
6th International Workshop on Computing Education Research (ICER 2010). ICER '10: Proceedings of the Sixth International Computing Education Research Workshop (Aarhus, Denmark 9-10 August, 2010) p. 3-11