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Wikipedia as a Data Source for Political Scientists: Accuracy and Completeness of Coverage
Abstract In only 10 years, Wikipedia has risen fromIn only 10 years, Wikipedia has risen from obscurity to become the dominant information source for an entire generation. However, any visitor can edit any page on Wikipedia, which hardly fosters confidence in its accuracy. In this article, I review thousands of Wikipedia articles about candidates, elections, and officeholders to assess both the accuracy and the thoroughness of Wikipedia's coverage. I find that Wikipedia is almost always accurate when a relevant article exists, but errors of omission are extremely frequent. These errors of omission follow a predictable pattern. Wikipedia's political coverage is often very good for recent or prominent topics but is lacking on older or more obscure topics.s lacking on older or more obscure topics.
Abstractsub In only 10 years, Wikipedia has risen fromIn only 10 years, Wikipedia has risen from obscurity to become the dominant information source for an entire generation. However, any visitor can edit any page on Wikipedia, which hardly fosters confidence in its accuracy. In this article, I review thousands of Wikipedia articles about candidates, elections, and officeholders to assess both the accuracy and the thoroughness of Wikipedia's coverage. I find that Wikipedia is almost always accurate when a relevant article exists, but errors of omission are extremely frequent. These errors of omission follow a predictable pattern. Wikipedia's political coverage is often very good for recent or prominent topics but is lacking on older or more obscure topics.s lacking on older or more obscure topics.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 9229227  +
Doi 10.1017/S1049096511000199  +
Has author Adam R. Brown +
Has extra keyword Accuracy + , Coverage + , Political science + , Wikipedia + , Topic coverage +
Has reference Size matters: word count as a measure of quality on wikipedia + , Wiki-Philosophizing in a Marketplace of Ideas: Evaluating Wikipedia’s Entries on Seven Great Minds + , Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia + , Wiki-Surgery? Internal validity of Wikipedia as a medical and surgical reference + , Internet encyclopaedias go head to head + , An evaluation of the quality of consumer health information on wikipedia + , Putting Wikipedia to the Test: A Case Study + , Wikipedia Users + , Comparison of Wikipedia and other encyclopedias for accuracy, breadth, and depth in historical articles + , What’s on Wikipedia and What’s Not... ? +
Has remote mirror http://mobile.adambrown.info/docs/research/brown-2011-wikipedia-as-a-data-source.pdf  +
Issue 02  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 2  +
Number of references by publication 10  +
Pages 339-343  +
Published in PS: Political Science & Politics +
Title Wikipedia as a Data Source for Political Scientists: Accuracy and Completeness of Coverage +
Type unknown  +
Volume 44  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 14:46:15  +
Categories Publications without keywords parameter  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 January 2013 20:22:17  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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