Research:Explaining the Wikipedia reader gender gap/Literature

The following research papers, white papers, and research reports were reviewed during the course of this project.

Garrison, J. C. (2015). Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia. First Monday, 20(10).

Hargittai, E., & Shafer, S. (2006). Differences in Actual and Perceived Online Skills: The Role of Gender*. Social Science Quarterly, 87(2), 432–448.

Hargittai, E., & Shaw, A. (2015). Mind the skills gap: the role of Internet know-how and gender in differentiated contributions to Wikipedia. Information Communication and Society, 18(4), 424–442.

Hinnosaar, M. (2019). Gender inequality in new media: Evidence from Wikipedia. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 163, 262–276.

Kim, K. S., Sin, S. C. J., & Tsai, T. I. (2014). Individual differences in social media use for information seeking. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(2), 171–178.

Lehmann, J., Müller-Birn, C., Laniado, D., Lalmas, M., & Kaltenbrunner, A. (2014). Reader preferences and behavior on Wikipedia. Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media - HT ’14, 88–97.

Lemmerich, F., Sáez-Trumper, D., West, R., & Zia, L. (2018). Why the World Reads Wikipedia: Beyond English Speakers. Retrieved from

Lim, S. (2009). How and why do college students use Wikipedia? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(11), 2189–2202.

Lim, S., & Kwon, N. (2010). Gender differences in information behavior concerning Wikipedia, an unorthodox information source? Library & Information Science Research, 32(3), 212–220.

Menking, A., McDonald, D. W., & Zachry, M. (2017). Who Wants to Read This?: A Method for Measuring Topical Representativeness in User Generated Content Systems. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - CSCW ’17, 2068–2081.

Protonotarios, I., Sarimpei, V., & Otterbacher, J. (2016). Similar gaps, different origins? Women readers & editors at Greek Wikipedia. AAAI Workshop - Technical Report, WS-16-16-, 80–87.

Rowley, J., Johnson, F., & Sbaffi, L. (2017). Gender as an influencer of online health information-seeking and evaluation behavior. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(1), 36–47.

Selwyn, N., & Gorard, S. (2016). Students’ use of Wikipedia as an academic resource — Patterns of use and perceptions of usefulness. The Internet and Higher Education, 28, 28–34.

Shen, X.-L., Cheung, C. M. K., & Lee, M. K. O. (2013). What leads students to adopt information from Wikipedia? An empirical investigation into the role of trust and information usefulness. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(3), 502–517.