Address the gender gap/Research
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Find out what issues were researched in the past. Find reports, presentations, press pieces and more.
A selection of articles about the gender gap (for more English-language articles, see Gender gap task force/Media and research):
- Unlocking the Clubhouse: Five ways to encourage women to edit Wikipedia, Sue Gardner's Blog, November 14, 2010.
- Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List, Noam Cohen in the New York Times, January 30, 2011.
- Where Are the Women in Wikipedia? Debate with a number of debaters, New York Times, February 2, 2011.
- Wikipedia (EN) Signpost Issue on Gender Gap, February 7, 2011.
- Top 10 Reasons to Encourage more Women Participation in Wikipedia here on Meta, February 8, 2011.
- Nine Reasons Women Don’t Edit Wikipedia (in their own words), Sue Gardner's Blog, February 19, 2011.
- Wikipedia's gender gap and the complicated reality of systemic gender bias, Adrianne Wadewitz in HASTAC, July 26, 2013.
- Gender Gap Manifesto, created March 2011 by seven Wikimedia editors.
- "Charting Diversity: Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia." Wikimedia Deutschland cooperated with the Beuth University of Applied Science to write a paper about diversity in Wikipedia. It begins with a review of the situation in the German Wikipedia and then offers different concepts and possibilities about how to improve diversity in Wikipedia. August 2014.
- Emma Paling, “Wikipedia’s Hostility to Women,” The Atlantic, October 21, 2015, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/how-wikipedia-is-hostile-to-women/411619/
- Torie Bosch, “How Kate Middleton’s wedding gown demonstrates Wikipedia’s women problem,” Slate, July 13, 2012, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/07/13/kate_middleton_s_wedding_gown_and_wikipedia_s_gender_gap_.html
- Jenny Kleeman, “The Wikipedia wars: does it matter if our biggest source of knowledge is written by men?”, New Statesman, May 26, 2015, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2015/05/wikipedia-has-colossal-problem-women-dont-edit-it
- Amanda Filipacchi, “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists,” The New York Times, April 24, 2013, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/wikipedias-sexism-toward-female-novelists.html?_r=0
- Justine Casselll, “A Culture of Editing Wars,” The New York Times, February 4, 2011, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/02/02/where-are-the-women-in-wikipedia/a-culture-of-editing-wars
- “Wikipedia 'completely failed' to fix gender imbalance,” BBC, August 8, 2014, accessed December 7, 2015, http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28701772
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- Antin, J.; Yee, R.; Cheshire, C.; Nov, O. (2011). "Gender Differences in Wikipedia Editing". WikiSym.
- Collier, Benjamin; Bear, Julia (2012), "Conflict, criticism, or confidence: an empirical examination of the gender gap in Wikipedia contributions", Proc. of CSCW, doi:10.1145/2145204.2145265
- Laniado, David; Castillo, Carlos; Kaltenbrunner, Andreas; Fuster Morell, Mayo (Aug 27–29, 2012). "Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: the case of Wikipedia" (PDF). WikiSym. Linz, Austria: ACM Press.
- Stine Eckert; Linda Steiner (2013). "(Re)triggering Backlash: Responses to News About Wikipedia’s Gender Gap". Journal of Communication Inquiry 37 (284): 284–303. doi: 10.1177/0196859913505618.
- Hill B.M., Shaw A. (2013). "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation". PLoS ONE 8 (6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065782.
- Lam, S. K.; Uduwage, A.; Dong, Z.; Sen, S.; Musicant, D. R.; Terveen, L.; Riedl, J. (2011). "WP:Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance". WikiSym.
- Sook Lim; Nahyun Kwon (2010). "Gender differences in information behavior concerning Wikipedia, an unorthodox information source?". Library and Information Science Research 32 (3): 212–220. doi: 10.1016/j.lisr.2010.01.003.
- Linda Steiner and Stine Eckert, “Wikipedia’s Gender Gap,” in Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground, ed. Cory Armstrong (Lexington Books: 2013).
- Julia Adams and Hannah Brückner, “Wikipedia, sociology, and the promise and pitfalls of Big Data,” Big Data & Society, 2 (2)(Dec 2015,), accessed December 7, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/2053951715614332
- Claudia Wagner et al., "It's a Man's Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia,” Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, Last modified April 21, 2015, accessed December 7, 2015
- Amanda Menking and Ingrid Erickson, “The Heart Work of Wikipedia: Gendered, Emotional Labor in the World's Largest Online Encyclopedia,” in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15) (ACM, New York, NY: 2015), 207-210, accessed December 7, 2015, doi=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702514
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