me++: Identity and Values in Computer Science Education

(...and freshly baked cookies! 🍪)

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Hi there! I'm Parth, a student with the Graduate School of Education. I'm writing my thesis on student identity and belonging in 106A. As part of the study I want to work with people like you to understand your experience in the course.

This project can help future students taking this course or majoring in CS: understanding what promotes or harms belonging in 106A allows us to improve future versions of the course. And, if you participate, I'll bake you cookies! My friend has a great cookie recipe 😊

📣 reach out!

If you're interested, click on this link to send me an email!

🗓 logistics

The study will consist of three interviews over the course of the quarter (each around 45m–1hr). The interviews will be recorded and the recordings will later be transcribed and anonymized. And, of course, I'll bake you cookies for each interview.

📜 disclaimers

Your participation in this study is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw your consent or discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. The alternative is not to participate. You have the right to refuse to answer particular questions. The results of this research study may be presented at scientific or professional meetings or published in scientific journals. Your individual privacy will be maintained in all published and written data resulting from the study. Your choice to participate or not will not affect your grade in CS 106A at all.

This project has been approved by the Stanford University Institutional Review Board. If you are not satisfied with how this study is being conducted, or if you have any concerns, complaints, or general questions about the research or your rights as a participant, please contact the Stanford Institutional Review Board (IRB) to speak to someone independent of the research team at (650)-723-2480 or toll free at 1-866-680-2906, or email at You can also write to the Stanford IRB, Stanford University, 1705 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306.