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Conflict, confidence, or criticism: An empirical examination of the gender gap in wikipedia
Abstract A recent survey of contributors to WikipedA recent survey of contributors to Wikipedia found that less than 15% of contributors are women. This gender contribution gap has received significant attention from both researchers and the media. A panel of researchers and practitioners has offered several insights and opinions as to why a gender gap exists in contributions despite gender anonymity online. The gender research literature suggests that the difference in contribution rates could be due to three factors: (1) the high levels of conflict in discussions, (2) dislike of critical environments, and (3) lack of confidence in editing other contributors' work. This paper examines these hypotheses regarding the existence of the gender gap in contribution by using data from an international survey of 176,192 readers, contributors, and former contributors to Wikipedia, including measures of demographics, education, motivation, and participation. Implications for improving the design and culture of online communities to be more gender inclusive are discussed.to be more gender inclusive are discussed.
Abstractsub A recent survey of contributors to WikipedA recent survey of contributors to Wikipedia found that less than 15% of contributors are women. This gender contribution gap has received significant attention from both researchers and the media. A panel of researchers and practitioners has offered several insights and opinions as to why a gender gap exists in contributions despite gender anonymity online. The gender research literature suggests that the difference in contribution rates could be due to three factors: (1) the high levels of conflict in discussions, (2) dislike of critical environments, and (3) lack of confidence in editing other contributors' work. This paper examines these hypotheses regarding the existence of the gender gap in contribution by using data from an international survey of 176,192 readers, contributors, and former contributors to Wikipedia, including measures of demographics, education, motivation, and participation. Implications for improving the design and culture of online communities to be more gender inclusive are discussed.to be more gender inclusive are discussed.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2145204.2145265  +
Has author Benjamin Collier + , Julia Bear +
Has extra keyword Confidence + , Conflict + , Criticism + , Gender + , Wikipedia + , Computer-Supported Cooperative Work + , Interactive computer systems + , Research + , Websites + , Social sciences +
Has keyword Confidence + , Conflict + , Criticism + , Gender + , Wikipedia +
Isbn 9781450310864  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 383–392  +
Title Conflict, confidence, or criticism: An empirical examination of the gender gap in wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 13:58:09  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 13:58:09  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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