Research:Citation Practices

Andrea Forte (andicat)
This page documents a completed research project.

Key Personnel edit

  • Timothy Gorichanaz
  • Tom Park
  • Meen Chul Kim

Project Summary edit

We want to better understand how and why Wikipedians add citations to articles in order to better support both tools and knowledge about citation as a knowledge-building practice, particularly outside of scientific disciplines, which is the context for most citation analysis and theorizing.

Methods edit

Interviews with Wikipedia editors.

Dissemination edit

Interviews will be analyzed and submitted to research venues; any resulting papers will be posted on the PI's website:

Wikimedia Policies, Ethics, and Human Subjects Protection edit

Approved by Drexel University IRB on July 24, 2014.

Benefits for the Wikimedia community edit

We are working on a website to allow people to explore citations that are used on Wikipedia with the dual goals of helping readers think critically about sources and helping editors understand where they and others tend to get their information.

Timeline edit

Interviews - August-Sept 2014

Funding edit

National Science Foundation, Human-Centered Computing, CISE IIS (Division of Information & Intelligent Systems) #1253302

References edit

Results of this research: Andrea Forte, Nazanin Andalibi, Tim Gorichanaz, Meen Chul Kim, Thomas Park, Aaron Halfaker. (2018) Information Fortification: An Online Citation Behavior Proceedings of ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (Group) Sanibel Island, FL, USA.

Related work from the PI: Forte, Andrea, Nazanin Andalibi, Thomas Park, Heather Willever-Farr (2014). Designing Information Savvy Societies: An Introduction to Assessability. Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'14), Toronto, Canada.

Forte, Andrea and Thomas Park. (2012). How People Assess Cooperatively Authored Information Resources. Poster. Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym '12), Linz, Austria.

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