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Collaboration in context: Comparing article evolution among subject disciplines in Wikipedia
Abstract This exploratory study examines the relatiThis exploratory study examines the relationships between article and Talk page contributions and their effect on article quality in Wikipedia. The sample consisted of three articles each from the hard sciences, soft sciences, and humanities, whose talk page and article edit histories were observed over a five–month period and coded for contribution types. Richness and neutrality criteria were then used to assess article quality and results were compared within and among subject disciplines. This study reveals variability in article quality across subject disciplines and a relationship between Talk page discussion and article editing activity. Overall, results indicate the initial article creator’s critical role in providing a framework for future editing as well as a remarkable stability in article content over time.le stability in article content over time.
Abstractsub This exploratory study examines the relatiThis exploratory study examines the relationships between article and Talk page contributions and their effect on article quality in Wikipedia. The sample consisted of three articles each from the hard sciences, soft sciences, and humanities, whose talk page and article edit histories were observed over a five–month period and coded for contribution types. Richness and neutrality criteria were then used to assess article quality and results were compared within and among subject disciplines. This study reveals variability in article quality across subject disciplines and a relationship between Talk page discussion and article editing activity. Overall, results indicate the initial article creator’s critical role in providing a framework for future editing as well as a remarkable stability in article content over time.le stability in article content over time.
Bibtextype article  +
Has author Katherine Ehmann + , Andrew Large + , And Jamshid Beheshti +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Open source + , Encyclopedia + , Reference materials + , Information sources + , Article quality + , Article development +
Has remote mirror http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2217/2034  +
Number of citations by publication 2  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 10  +
Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Title Collaboration in context: Comparing article evolution among subject disciplines in Wikipedia +
Type journal article  +
Volume 13  +
Year 2008 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 September 2014 12:52:14  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2008  +
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