Research:Codex/Demography of contributors


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SummaryEdit

Research questionsEdit

  • Demographics: What are the characteristics of the population of contributors? (measurement, composition)
  • Population dynamics: How has the population of contributors evolved over time? (growth & decline, evolution of composition)
  • Diversity: Is the population of contributors representative of broader populations?
  • Impact on content: What is the impact of the demographics of contributors on the content they create?

DemographicsEdit

What are the characteristics of the population of contributors? (measurement, composition)

Population dynamicsEdit

How has the population of contributors evolved over time? (growth & decline, evolution of composition)

DiversityEdit

Is the population of contributors representative of broader populations?

[WikiPapers]

Impact on contentEdit

What is the impact of the demographics of contributors on the content they create?

Current researchEdit

Open questionsEdit

Avenues of research, gaps in literature, including leads and resources

Sources to addEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Collier, Benjamin; Bear, Julia (2012-01-01). "Conflict, Criticism, or Confidence: An Empirical Examination of the Gender Gap in Wikipedia Contributions" (PDF). Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. CSCW '12 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 383–392. ISBN 978-1-4503-1086-4. doi:10.1145/2145204.2145265. 
  2. Hill, Benjamin Mako; Shaw, Aaron (2013-06-26). "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation". PLoS ONE 8 (6): e65782. PMC 3694126. PMID 23840366. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065782. 
  3. Lam, Shyong (Tony) K.; Uduwage, Anuradha; Dong, Zhenhua; Sen, Shilad; Musicant, David R.; Terveen, Loren; Riedl, John (2011-01-01). "WP:Clubhouse?: An Exploration of Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance" (PDF). Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. WikiSym '11 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 1–10. ISBN 978-1-4503-0909-7. doi:10.1145/2038558.2038560. 
  4. Reagle, Joseph (7 January 2013). "“Free as in sexist?” Free culture and the gender gap". First Monday 18 (1). doi:10.5210/fm.v18i1.4291. Retrieved 2015-12-09.