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What's on Wikipedia, and what's not ... ? Assessing completeness of information
Abstract The World Wide Web continues to grow closeThe World Wide Web continues to grow closer to achieving the vision of becoming the repository of all human knowledge, as features and applications that support user-generated content become more prevalent. Wikipedia is fast becoming an important resource for news and information. It is an online information source that is increasingly used as the first, and sometimes only, stop for online encyclopedic information. Using a method employed by Tankard and Royal to judge completeness of Web content, completeness of information on Wikipedia is assessed. Some topics are covered more comprehensively than others, and the predictors of these biases include recency, importance, population, and financial wealth. Wikipedia is more a socially produced document than a value-free information source. It reflects the viewpoints, interests, and emphases of the people who use it.ts, and emphases of the people who use it.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Some topics are covered more comprehensively than others, and the predictors of these biases include recency, importance, population, and financial wealth.
Conclusion Some topics are covered more comprehensiveSome topics are covered more comprehensively than others, and the predictors of these biases include recency, importance, population, and financial wealth. Wikipedia is more a socially produced document than a value-free information source. It reflects the viewpoints, interests, and emphases of the people who use it.ts, and emphases of the people who use it.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1177/0894439308321890 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22What%27s%2Bon%2BWikipedia%2C%2Band%2Bwhat%27s%2Bnot%2B...%2B%3F%2BAssessing%2Bcompleteness%2Bof%2Binformation%22  +
Has author Cindy Royal + , Deepina Kapila +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Comprehensiveness +
Issue 1  +
Pages 138-48  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Social Science Computer Review +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions Using a method employed by Tankard and RoyUsing a method employed by Tankard and Royal to judge completeness of Web content, completeness of information on Wikipedia is assessed. Borrowing from the original study of completeness of information on the Web, the following research questions were developed as they related to Wikipedia: 1. Are there some systematic gaps or biases in the overall presentation of information made available on Wikipedia? 2. Is recency (or currency) a predictor of amount of information on Wikipedia? 3. Is importance of information a predictor of amount of information on Wikipedia? 4. Is population a predictor of amount of information about particular countries on Wikipedia? 5. Is economic power a predictor of amount of information about individual corporations on Wikipedia?bout individual corporations on Wikipedia?
Revid 11,044  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  + , Explanation  +
Title What's on Wikipedia, and what's not ... ? Assessing completeness of information
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894439308321890  +
Volume 27  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , Other  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:33:39  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:24  +
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