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Mediating at the student-Wikipedia intersection
Authors: Angela Doucet Rand [edit item]
Citation: Journal of Library Administration 50 : 923-932. 2010 October.
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Mediating at the student-Wikipedia intersection is a publication by Angela Doucet Rand.


[edit] Abstract

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is openly edited by registered users. Wikipedia editors can edit their own and others' entries, and some abuse of this editorial power has been unveiled. Content authors have also been criticized for publishing less than accurate content. Educators and students acknowledge casual use of Wikipedia in spite of its perceived inaccuracies. Use of the online encyclopedia as a reference resource in scholarly papers is still debated. The increasing popularity of Wikipedia has led to an influx of research articles analyzing the validity and content of the encyclopedia. This study provides an analysis of relevant articles on academic use of Wikipedia. This analysis attempts to summarize the status of Wikipedia in relation to the scope (breadth) and depth of its contents and looks at content validity issues that are of concern to the use of Wikipedia for higher education. The study seeks to establish a reference point from which educators can make informed decisions about scholarly use of Wikipedia as a reference resource.

[edit] Research questions

"The increasing popularity of Wikipedia has led to an influx of research articles analyzing the validity and content of the encyclopedia. This study provides an analysis of relevant articles on academic use of Wikipedia. This analysis attempts to summarize the status of Wikipedia in relation to the scope (breadth) and depth of its contents and looks at content validity issues that are of concern to the use of Wikipedia for higher education. The study seeks to establish a reference point from which educators can make informed decisions about scholarly use of Wikipedia as a reference resource."

Research details

Topics: Literature review, Student information literacy [edit item]
Domains: Education, Library science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined, but refers to Korfiatis et al 2006: "Basing their study on a complex sociometric theory the authors suggest that when an article has a wide spread of various contributors no one of them holds more authority over the other contributors of that article. That is, no one contributor has greater knowledge of the subject than any of the others. Contributors who consistently contribute to a specific domain acquire authorial credibility. Mapping author contributions in domains and within categories could be a measure of content validity in that domain. The interesting idea here is that the social construct is being examined for its contribution to the knowledge system Wikipedia."" [edit item]
Research design: Literature review [edit item]
Data source: Scholarly articles [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: N/A [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Scholarly article [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"This article shows a number of ways that Wikipedia can be used in the academic setting to teach students critical thinking skills that should be used in any information quest. Students can experience the intensely competitive atmosphere that accompanies authorship and learn how to navigate the editing process in a professional manner. Incorporating scholarly thought and responsible editing into publication procedures takes on a real world learning experience when students contribute to Wikipedia. Heightened awareness of author expertise and reputation are elicited when students are required to edit existing content and a sense of scholarly pride can be elicited upon publication of new articles. Wikipedia invites properly schooled students to engage in an age old discourse on truth and verifiability. It is the least that will be asked of the future authors of the information epoch."

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ConclusionThis article shows a number of ways that WThis article shows a number of ways that Wikipedia can be used in the academic setting to teach students critical thinking skills that should be used in any information quest. Students can experience the intensely competitive atmosphere that accompanies authorship and learn how to navigate the editing process in a professional manner. Incorporating scholarly thought and responsible editing into publication procedures takes on a real world learning experience when students contribute to Wikipedia. Heightened awareness of author expertise and reputation are elicited when students are required to edit existing content and a sense of scholarly pride can be elicited upon publication of new articles. Wikipedia invites properly schooled students to engage in an age old discourse on truth and verifiability. It is the least that will be asked of the future authors of the information epoch.e future authors of the information epoch.
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Has domainEducation + and Library science +
Has topicLiterature review + and Student information literacy +
MonthOctober +
Pages923-932 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
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Research designLiterature review +
Research questionsThe increasing popularity of Wikipedia hasThe increasing popularity of Wikipedia has led to an influx of research articles analyzing the validity and content of the encyclopedia. This study provides an analysis of relevant articles on academic use of Wikipedia. This analysis attempts to summarize the status of Wikipedia in relation to the scope (breadth) and depth of its contents and looks at content validity issues that are of concern to the use of Wikipedia for higher education. The study seeks to establish a reference point from which educators can make informed decisions about scholarly use of Wikipedia as a reference resource. use of Wikipedia as a reference resource.
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TheoriesUndetermined, but refers to Korfiatis et aUndetermined, but refers to Korfiatis et al 2006: "Basing their study on a complex sociometric theory the authors suggest that when an article has a wide spread of various contributors no one of them holds more authority over the other contributors of that article. That is, no one contributor has greater knowledge of the subject than any of the others. Contributors who consistently contribute to a specific domain acquire authorial credibility. Mapping author contributions in domains and within categories could be a measure of content validity in that domain. The interesting idea here is that the social construct is being examined for its contribution to the knowledge system Wikipedia."bution to the knowledge system Wikipedia."
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleMediating at the student-Wikipedia intersection
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Wikipedia languageNot specified +
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Year2010 +