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Gender bias in Wikipedia and Britannica
Abstract Is there a bias in the against women’s repIs there a bias in the against women’s representation in Wikipedia biographies? Thousands of biographical subjects, from six sources, are compared against the English-language Wikipedia and the online Encyclopædia Britannica with respect to coverage, gender representation, and article length. We conclude that Wikipedia provides better coverage and longer articles, that Wikipedia typically has more articles on women than Britannica in absolute terms, but Wikipedia articles on women are more likely to be missing than articles on men relative to Britannica. For both reference works, article length did not consistently differ by gender.gth did not consistently differ by gender.
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Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion We conclude that Wikipedia provides betterWe conclude that Wikipedia provides better coverage and longer articles, and that it typically has more articles on women than Britannica in absolute terms, but we also find that Wikipedia articles on women are more likely to be missing than are articles on men relative to Britannica. For both reference works, article length did not consistently differ by gender.gth did not consistently differ by gender.
Data source Archival records  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Gender%2Bbias%2Bin%2BWikipedia%2Band%2BBritannica%22  +
Has author Joseph M. Reagle + , Lauren Rhue +
Has domain Information science + , Library science +
Has topic Comprehensiveness +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in International Journal of Communication +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions Is there a bias against women’s representation in Wikipedia biographies?
Revid 10,786  +
Theories N/A
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Gender bias in Wikipedia and Britannica
Unit of analysis Category  +
Url http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/777  +
Volume 5  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2011  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 23 August 2013 00:07:35  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Information science  + , Library science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:27:59  +
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