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Determinants of Wikipedia quality: the roles of global and local contribution inequality
Abstract The success of Wikipedia and the relative The success of Wikipedia and the relative high quality of its articles seem to contradict conventional wisdom. Recent studies have begun shedding light on the processes contributing to Wikipedia’s success, highlighting the role of coordination and contribution inequality. In this study, we expand on these works in two ways. First, we make a distinction between global (Wikipedia-wide) and local (article-specific) inequality and investigate both constructs. Second, we explore both direct and indirect effects of these inequalities, exposing the intricate relationships between global inequality, local inequality, coordination, and article quality. We tested our hypotheses on a sample of a Wikipedia articles using structural equation modeling and found that global inequality exerts significant positive impact on article quality, while the effect of local inequality is indirect and is mediated by coordination. indirect and is mediated by coordination.
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Conference location Savannah, Georgia, USA +
Dates February 2010 +
Google scholar url  +
Has author Ofer Arazy + , Oded Nov +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in Proceedings of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2010 +
Revid 8,315  +
Title Determinants of Wikipedia Quality: the Roles of Global and Local Contribution Inequality
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2012 05:08:36  +
Categories Publications with missing research questions  + , Publications with missing topics  + , Publications missing domains  + , Publications with missing theory type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia coverage  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with missing research design  + , Publications with missing data source  + , Publications with the missing collected data time dimension  + , Publications with missing unit of analysis  + , Publications with missing wikipedia data extraction  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia page type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia language  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 October 2012 17:22:15  +
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