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What we know about Wikipedia: a review of the literature analyzing the project(s)
Abstract This article proposes a review of the literature analyzing Wikipedia as a collective system for producing knowledge.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension N/A  +
Conclusion In addition to the doubtful argument that In addition to the doubtful argument that a system of production may replace another, comparing Wikipedia with traditional encyclopedias may simply miss the point. As explained by Mattus (2009): it has to be seen as one entry, always evolving to access to the knowledge, but which any be combined with others (scientific references, traditional encyclopedias), and used as a tool amongst others, and not, as was the Encyclopédie, the deposit of the human knowledge. What Wikipedia shows is the extension of the knowledge and of the sources of knowledge, since the seventeenth century, and thus the never ending need to educate the users to have a critical, scientific reading of any source of knowledge.ntific reading of any source of knowledge.
Data source Scholarly articles  +
Dates 7 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22What%2Bwe%2Bknow%2Babout%2BWikipedia%3A%2Ba%2Breview%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bliterature%2Banalyzing%2Bthe%2Bproject%28s%29%22  +
Has author Nicolas Jullien +
Has domain Information systems +
Has topic Literature review +
Month May  +
Peer reviewed No  +
Publication type Working paper  +
Published in SSRN (Working Paper) +
Research design Literature review  +
Research questions As we want to study the findings of all these articles [that study Wikipedia], we need a more general framework of understanding of the functioning of these communities, before going deeper in their analysis.
Revid 11,050  +
Theories Carillo and Okoli (2011)’s framework (figuCarillo and Okoli (2011)’s framework (figure 1, page 5) is rather extensive on the input and process part, but less complete on the output part, as they only focus on the declared quality of the articles by Wikipedia (”regular article with no nomination, featured article nominees that were not accepted, and featured articles”). Crowston et al. (2006), followed by Lee et al. (2009), propose indicators to analyze the group production (they name ”system creation”), and complete this model, relying on DeLone and McLean (1992, 2002, 2003), with indicators to link the concrete outputs (here article, in their case, open source software) to the user’s satisfaction. ... Finally, Wikipedia is an example of a “knowledge commons” (Hess and Ostrom, 2006b). These authors proposed a framework to understand the production of such common, we present in figure 2, page 6.ch common, we present in figure 2, page 6.
Theory type Analysis  +
Title What we know about Wikipedia: a review of the literature analyzing the project(s)
Unit of analysis Scholarly article  +
Url http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2053597  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language All languages  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2012  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 16 August 2012 11:18:35  +
Categories Literature review  + , Information systems  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:27  +
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