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Using edit sessions to measure participation in wikipedia
Abstract Many quantitative, log-based studies of paMany quantitative, log-based studies of participation and contribution in CSCW and CMC systems measure the activity of users in terms of output, based on metrics like posts to forums, edits to Wikipedia articles, or commits to code repositories. In this paper, we instead seek to estimate the amount of time users have spent contributing. Through an analysis of Wikipedia log data, we identify a pattern of punctuated bursts in editors' activity that we refer to as edit sessions. Based on these edit sessions, we build a metric that approximates the labor hours of editors in the encyclopedia. Using this metric, we first compare labor-based analyses with output-based analyses, finding that the activity of many editors can appear quite differently based on the kind of metric used. Second, we use edit session data to examine phenomena that cannot be adequately studied with purely output-based metrics, such as the total number of labor hours for the entire project. Copyright 2013 ACM.or the entire project. Copyright 2013 ACM.
Abstractsub Many quantitative, log-based studies of paMany quantitative, log-based studies of participation and contribution in CSCW and CMC systems measure the activity of users in terms of output, based on metrics like posts to forums, edits to Wikipedia articles, or commits to code repositories. In this paper, we instead seek to estimate the amount of time users have spent contributing. Through an analysis of Wikipedia log data, we identify a pattern of punctuated bursts in editors' activity that we refer to as edit sessions. Based on these edit sessions, we build a metric that approximates the labor hours of editors in the encyclopedia. Using this metric, we first compare labor-based analyses with output-based analyses, finding that the activity of many editors can appear quite differently based on the kind of metric used. Second, we use edit session data to examine phenomena that cannot be adequately studied with purely output-based metrics, such as the total number of labor hours for the entire project. Copyright 2013 ACM.or the entire project. Copyright 2013 ACM.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2441776.2441873  +
Has author R. Stuart Geiger + , Aaron Halfaker +
Has extra keyword Labor-hours + , Peer production + , Quantitative method + , Sessions + , Wikipedia + , Work + , Work practices + , Computer-Supported Cooperative Work + , Interactive computer systems + , Personnel + , Thermodynamic properties + , Websites +
Has keyword Activity + , Labor + , Labor-hours + , Peer production + , Quantitative methods + , Sessions + , Wikipedia + , Work + , Work practices +
Isbn 9781450313315  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 861–869  +
Title Using edit sessions to measure participation in wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 05:56:21  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 05:56:21  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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