A 'resource review' of Wikipedia

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A 'resource review' of Wikipedia
Authors: Cormac Lawler [edit item]
Citation: Counselling & Psychotherapy Research 6 (3): 149-150. 2006.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1080/14733140600862279.
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A 'resource review' of Wikipedia is a publication by Cormac Lawler.


[edit] Abstract

The article offers information on Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. The articles and definitions published in Wikipedia can be edited. Articles usually start as a single sentence and they grow over time through collaborative writing and editing. A discussion page for every article is also provided for people interested in or concerned with the content of that article.

[edit] Research questions

"review of wikipedia"

Research details

Topics: Miscellaneous topics [edit item]
Domains: Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "The theory behind all wikis and other open-source projects is that, through a process of watching and checking by 'many eyeballs', the over-all 'product' (for want of a better word) will tend to improve -- a counter to the cliché that 'too many cooks spoil the broth' (Brandle, 2005). This melting pot of users is surely the most startling feature of Wikipedia." [edit item]
Research design: Conceptual [edit item]
Data source: Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, Article:talk, Policy [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"This, I think, just underlines Reagle's (2006) point that, despite the technological background to its development, Wikipedia is still basically concerned with 'the same old problems of humans engaged in the drama of social life'. The story continues…"

[edit] Comments

"Despite the technological background to its development, Wikipedia is still basically concerned with the same old problems of humans engaged in the drama of social life. " Reagle, 2006""


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AbstractThe article offers information on WikipediThe article offers information on Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. The articles and definitions published in Wikipedia can be edited. Articles usually start as a single sentence and they grow over time through collaborative writing and editing. A discussion page for every article is also provided for people interested in or concerned with the content of that article.oncerned with the content of that article.
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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
CommentsDespite the technological background to its development, Wikipedia is still basically concerned with the same old problems of humans engaged in the drama of social life. " Reagle, 2006"
ConclusionThis, I think, just underlines Reagle's (2006) point that, despite the technological background to its development, Wikipedia is still basically concerned with 'the same old problems of humans engaged in the drama of social life'. The story continues…
Data sourceWikipedia pages +
Doi10.1080/14733140600862279 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22A%2B%27resource%2Breview%27%2Bof%2BWikipedia%22 +
Has authorCormac Lawler +
Has domainInformation systems +
Has topicMiscellaneous topics +
Issue3 +
Pages149-150 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inCounselling & Psychotherapy Research +
Research designConceptual +
Research questionsreview of wikipedia
Revid10,624 +
TheoriesThe theory behind all wikis and other openThe theory behind all wikis and other open-source projects is that, through a process of watching and checking by 'many eyeballs', the over-all 'product' (for want of a better word) will tend to improve -- a counter to the cliché that 'too many cooks spoil the broth' (Brandle, 2005). This melting pot of users is surely the most startling feature of Wikipedia.y the most startling feature of Wikipedia.
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleA 'resource review' of Wikipedia
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://0-www.tandfonline.com.mercury.concordia.ca/doi/abs/10.1080/14733140600862279 +
Volume6 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle +, Article:talk + and Policy +
Year2006 +