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Wikipedia and 'open source' mental health information
Abstract The article examines the function of the fThe article examines the function of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, as an online information source on topics related to mental health. It outlines some issues about Wikipedia's handling of mental health topics. It provides some suggestions for solving certain problems concerning Wikipedia information as well as the current level of truthfulness of the Wikipedia. It recommends useful Web sites dedicated to preventing misinformation, such as QuackWatch.enting misinformation, such as QuackWatch.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments "the addition of larger numbers of people may help maintain accuracy, and the difference between relatively accurate and relatively inaccurate articles may depend on the size of the group working on them." p.91
Conclusion Examination of mental health articles in WExamination of mental health articles in Wikipedia suggests that a higher quality of work would be desirable in a source so easily accessible to concemed members of the public. Some changes may be suggested as ways to improve the quality of articles dealing with mental health issues, but these would all require serious involvement of more mental health professionals both in writing Wikipedia articles and in communication with the Wikipedia organization. In accord with the Wiki philosophy, the addition of larger numbers of people may help maintain accuracy, and the difference between relatively accurate and relatively inaccurate articles may depend on the size of the group working on them. on the size of the group working on them.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Band%2B%27open%2Bsource%27%2Bmental%2Bhealth%2Binformation%22  +
Has author Jean Mercer +
Has domain Information systems +
Has topic Reliability +
Issue 4  +
Month July  +
Pages 373-374  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions This paper will review the functioning of This paper will review the functioning of Wikipedia, outline some issues about Wikipedia's handling of mental health topics, and provide some suggestions for resolution of certain problems concerning Wikipedia information, and the current level of "truthiness"ion, and the current level of "truthiness"
Revid 11,082  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia and 'open source' mental health information
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://0-web.ebscohost.com.mercury.concordia.ca/ehost/detail?sid=4da7f265-2cad-4e99-81c9-9b03b779cb38%40sessionmgr111&vid=1&hid=123&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#anchor=%40AUTHOR&db=a9h&AN=27802650  +
Volume 17  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:34:28  +
Categories Reliability  + , Information systems  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:48  +
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