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When the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia
Abstract Based on a study of observable changes autBased on a study of observable changes author-users made to three Wikipedia articles, this article contends that Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value, while also extending our understanding of the production of knowledge in public spaces. It argues that Wikipedia asks us to reexamine our expectations for the stability of research materials and who should participate in public knowledge making.ld participate in public knowledge making.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value
Conclusion Based on a study of observable changes autBased on a study of observable changes author-users made to three Wikipedia articles, this article contends that Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value, while also extending our understanding of the production of knowledge in public spaces. It argues that Wikipedia asks us to reexamine our expectations for the stability of research materials and who should participate in public knowledge making.ld participate in public knowledge making.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22When%2Bthe%2Btenets%2Bof%2Bcomposition%2Bgo%2Bpublic%3A%2Ba%2Bstudy%2Bof%2Bwriting%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22  +
Has author James Peter Purdy +
Has domain Rhetoric +
Has topic Readability and style + , Other collaboration topics +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in College Composition and Communication +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions This study analyses the writing style and rethorics of Wikipedia contributors
Revid 11,052  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title When the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia
Unit of analysis Edit  +
Url http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ868267&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ868267  +
Volume 61  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Other  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:33:39  +
Categories Readability and style  + , Other collaboration topics  + , Rhetoric  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:28  +
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