Grants:IdeaLab/References from Gender/Queer Studies

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References from Gender/Queer Studies
Find out how denial of relevance can be countered effectively. Make Wikipedia itself the source of up-to-date knowledge for overcoming gender gaps
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C.Koltzenburg
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C.Koltzenburg
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created on21:39, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


Project ideaEdit

What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit

Debates on article quality should be based on what is known about a topic in relevant research - which in many fields includes results from Gender/Queer Studies.

However, references from the fields of Gender/Queer Studies are often denied a relevance, and editors using them for article improvements are being discouraged - in the name of NPOV.

What is your solution?Edit

  • look into highly debated articles from, e.g., the fields of
    • sociology
    • fiction
    • media culture
    • plus high-profile biographies linked to these topics

and see how the Gender/Queer Studies references (and their positive editors) were being dealt with

  • from this dataset choose articles in which the relevance of Gender/Queer Studies references was argued successfully and extrapolate from there what strategies should be included in a
  • toolkit designed to reach a higher inclusion rate of relevant Gender/Queer Studies references

GoalsEdit

  • Make better knowledge available in Wikipedia articles that forms a useful basis for overcoming gender gaps.

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ParticipantsEdit

  • Researcher Find out which Gender/Queer Studies references could be deemed essential, experiment on putting them in where needed or suitable, analyse any reactions, then devise a toolkit for mutual support C.Koltzenburg (talk) 22:10, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

EndorsementsEdit

  • We have had a "salon" last week where we talking about this theme:
references from the fields of Gender/Queer Studies are often denied a relevance, and editors using them for article improvements are being discouraged - in the name of NPOV.
I find discussions like this not couraged but it´s often needs much time. This time I would like to use for work in articles an not work in discussions. -- FCT Berlin=>?! • 18:32, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

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