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Socrates back on the street: Wikipedia's citing of the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
Abstract This study examines one aspect of the openThis study examines one aspect of the open knowledge-building process and one point of the convergence among open initiatives, as Wikipedians and Wikipedia readers draw on open access research and scholarship. It considers how Wikipedians are using the open access and peer-reviewed Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) to strengthen and enrich English language Wikipedia articles both within and outside of traditional philosophy topics. A high proportion of SEP’s entries are being cited by Wikipedians, both in writing and discussing articles — with some of them providing pivotal points in the learning that goes into the articles — and the majority of those citations were used by Wikipedia readers over a two-week period. Finally, as a further indication of how Wikipedians are responding to questions on verification and reliability, the links in Wikipedia to SEP and a range of other academic resources, both open and closed, are presented to indicate how SEP represents part of the larger public and educational benefit of open access to research and scholarship.f open access to research and scholarship.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Wikipedia editors have managed to draw on 80% of the entries in this scholarly enterprise
Conclusion Still, the vast majority of references to Still, the vast majority of references to scholarly materials in Wikipedia lead to subscription or pay-per-view journals and database services. Such references do bolster the reliability and verifiability of Wikipedia articles, in principle, while doing less to extend its educational quality. In the case of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Wikipedia editors have managed to draw on 80% of the entries in this scholarly enterprise, and readers appear to be using the these links in considering particular aspects of a philosopher’s work.articular aspects of a philosopher’s work.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Socrates%2Bback%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bstreet%3A%2BWikipedia%27s%2Bciting%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bstanford%2Bencyclopedia%2Bof%2Bphilosophy%22  +
Has author John Willinsky +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Reliability + , Quality improvement processes +
Pages 1269-88  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in International Journal of Communication +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions The study examines how Wikipedians are citing the open access and peer-reviewed Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) to strengthen and enrich English language Wikipedia articles both within and outside of traditional philosophy topics.
Revid 10,948  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Socrates back on the street: Wikipedia's citing of the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/439/248  +
Volume 2  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , User  + , Discussion and Q&A  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:16  +
Categories Reliability  + , Quality improvement processes  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:25  +
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