A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration

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A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration
Authors: Gerald C. Kane [edit item]
Citation: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 2 (1): 4. 2011 March. ACM.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929920.
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A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration is a publication by Gerald C. Kane.


[edit] Abstract

In this article, the author presents the results of a two-phase, multimethod study of wiki-based collaboration in an attempt to better understand how peer-produced collaboration is done well in wiki environments. Phase 1 involves an in-depth case study of the collaborative processes surrounding the development of the Wikipedia article on the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. The rich data collected are used to develop an initial set of testable hypotheses of factors that enhance the quality of peer-produced information in wiki environments. Phase 2 tests these theories through a quantitative analysis of the collaborative features associated with 188 similar articles that Wikipedia considered for recognition as their best (i.e., the top 0.1%). Four collaborative features are examined for their effects on quality: volume of contributor activity, type of contributor activity, number of anonymous contributors, and top contributor experience. Volume of contributor activity is the only feature that is unsupported, a particularly interesting result because previous literature connects that factor most clearly to success in wiki-based collaboration. Implications are discussed.

[edit] Research questions

"Will the total number of contributors involve in article development be positively related to the quality of peer-produced information?

Will the average number of contributions per contributor be positively related to the quality of peer-produced information?

Will the overall level of content shaping be positively related to the quality

Will the number of anonymous contributors on an article be negatively related to the quality

Will the top contributor's depth of experience be positively related to the quality

Will the top contributors s breadth of experience be negatively related to the quality of peer-produced information"

Research details

Topics: Antecedents of quality, Featured articles, Quality improvement processes, Computational estimation of trustworthiness [edit item]
Domains: Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Explanation [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: [edit item]
Research design: Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: Interview responses, Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Article [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, Article:talk, User, History [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

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AbstractIn this article, the author presents the rIn this article, the author presents the results of a two-phase, multimethod study of wiki-based collaboration in an attempt to better understand how peer-produced collaboration is done well in wiki environments. Phase 1 involves an in-depth case study of the collaborative processes surrounding the development of the Wikipedia article on the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. The rich data collected are used to develop an initial set of testable hypotheses of factors that enhance the quality of peer-produced information in wiki environments. Phase 2 tests these theories through a quantitative analysis of the collaborative features associated with 188 similar articles that Wikipedia considered for recognition as their best (i.e., the top 0.1%). Four collaborative features are examined for their effects on quality: volume of contributor activity, type of contributor activity, number of anonymous contributors, and top contributor experience. Volume of contributor activity is the only feature that is unsupported, a particularly interesting result because previous literature connects that factor most clearly to success in wiki-based collaboration. Implications are discussed.collaboration. Implications are discussed.
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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
Data sourceInterview responses + and Wikipedia pages +
Doi10.1145/1929916.1929920 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22A%2Bmultimethod%2Bstudy%2Bof%2Binformation%2Bquality%2Bin%2Bwiki%2Bcollaboration%22 +
Has authorGerald C. Kane +
Has domainInformation systems +
Has topicAntecedents of quality +, Featured articles +, Quality improvement processes + and Computational estimation of trustworthiness +
Issue1 +
MonthMarch +
Pages4 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inACM Transactions on Management Information Systems +
PublisherACM +
Research designStatistical analysis +
Research questionsWill the total number of contributors invoWill the total number of contributors involve in article development be positively related to the quality of peer-produced information?

Will the average number of contributions per contributor be positively related to the quality of peer-produced information?

Will the overall level of content shaping be positively related to the quality

Will the number of anonymous contributors on an article be negatively related to the quality

Will the top contributor's depth of experience be positively related to the quality

Will the top contributors

s breadth of experience be negatively related to the quality of peer-produced information
o the quality of peer-produced information
Revid10,636 +
Theory typeExplanation +
TitleA multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration
Unit of analysisArticle +
Urlhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4764366/Kane%202011.pdf +
Volume2 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle +, Article:talk +, User + and History +
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