Science mapping analysis: Women's perspective in engineering and education

Bella Az Zahra Krisnoputri, Ade Gafar Abdullah, Didin Wahyudin


Entering the 21st centuries, women in engineering are still severely under-represented both in the field of education and the industrial sector. This under-representation can be seen in work environment, people behavior, entrance education and many more that are not yet exposed. Thus, this topic has become a concern and emergence for the public and academics and inspired them to conduct research in women in engineering. This research aims to provide a manual on emerging trends of women in engineering related studies using science mapping analysis method and investigate the current state of the art of women in engineering. Data collection for science mapping analysis using the Scopus database search without limitation on the year of publication regarding women in engineering. This research uses VOSViewer software as a tool to help visualize the data that had been downloaded from Scopus database. Results and discussions based on the research shows that the research publication about women in engineering for the last three decades continues to increase. Followed by the United States as the most contributed and cited country in scientific publication, then Layne P. and Bougue B. as the most contributed authors and widely quoted by other authors, for the most trustworthy sources there is Journal of Engineering Education, and based on the most quoted affiliation is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, then for the most discussed topic is STEM, intersectionality, and science based on co-occurrence analysis. Thus, the research can give a bigger picture of the development of women in engineering for future research


women in engineering; education; science mapping analysis

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