When the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia

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When the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia
Authors: James Peter Purdy [edit item]
Citation: College Composition and Communication 61 : . 2009.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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When the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia is a publication by James Peter Purdy.


[edit] Abstract

Based 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.

[edit] Research questions

"This study analyses the writing style and rethorics of Wikipedia contributors"

Research details

Topics: Readability and style, Other collaboration topics [edit item]
Domains: Rhetoric [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Content analysis [edit item]
Data source: Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Edit [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Other [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"Based 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."

[edit] Comments

"Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value"


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AbstractBased 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.
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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
CommentsWikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value
ConclusionBased 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 sourceWikipedia pages +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22When%2Bthe%2Btenets%2Bof%2Bcomposition%2Bgo%2Bpublic%3A%2Ba%2Bstudy%2Bof%2Bwriting%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22 +
Has authorJames Peter Purdy +
Has domainRhetoric +
Has topicReadability and style + and Other collaboration topics +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inCollege Composition and Communication +
Research designContent analysis +
Research questionsThis study analyses the writing style and rethorics of Wikipedia contributors
Revid11,052 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleWhen the tenets of composition go public: a study of writing in Wikipedia
Unit of analysisEdit +
Urlhttp://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ868267&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ868267 +
Volume61 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeOther +
Year2009 +