Meetup/UNC/Assessment in Psychology

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Assessment in Psychology Edit-a-thon, University of North Carolina

Participants from around North Carolina (and anywhere!) are invited to gather together at the Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to edit and create Wikipedia entries on assessment in psychology.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Friday, April 07, 2017, 5.00pm to 8:00pm EST
  • Venue: Research Hub presentation space in Davis Library (on the 2nd floor of Davis) @ the University of North Carolina.
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter hashtag: #WikiPsychAssessment
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to learn and preserve information about assessment in psychology! No Wiki editing experience necessary; as needed, tutorials will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like. The first hour will be focused on introducing newbies to Wikipedia tenets and markup language.
  • Details: Attendees will bring their own laptops and power cords. Pizza, snacks, and soft drinks will be provided.
  • Registration: To register, please sign in via either of these channels: a) Add your name to the guest list below; or b) send an email to


Click HERE to sign up for the edit-a-thon!

Structure and format[edit]

We encourage you to form groups! We recommend the following roles in the group that you are forming:

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  • Code Master: Experienced in Wikipedia coding, assist with code writing and proofreading prior to submission
  • Content Manager: Organizing gathered information into sections, and synethesizing material; work with Code Master to ensure code is formatted correctly
  • Devil's Advocate: Commenting and critically appraising weaknesses/biases of article, work with Content Manager and Resource Collector to remedy gaps with evidence
  • Resource Collector: Finding quality evidence for the article, work with Code Master to connect article within/out of Wikipedia, work with Devil's Advocate to fill information gaps
  • Recording Secretary: Work with team to track progress and serve as sounding board for ideas/troubleshooting; responsible for reporting back to event administrator on plan of action, process and progress, also serves as note-taker

However, if for any reason, you do not want to form a team, you are free to work individually.


For new articles, participants are encouraged to use the assessment template to help structure their new Wikipedia page. For participants working in teams, Google Doc links will be provided to help facilitate workflow.

Online participation[edit]

Online participation is welcome! Please list your username and location that you are attending from.

Suggested topics[edit]

The following is a sampling of suggested articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc. Advanced edits that could be made include, but are not limited to: adding limitations (if it is a measure), impact (if it is a measure), current projects (if a psychological association), history of topic.

Assessment pages[edit]

Pages of Psychological Associations[edit]

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White-listed resources[edit]

Search engines[edit]

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Academic Journals[edit]

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Journals published by the Association for Psychological Science (APS)[edit]

Reputable Websites[edit]

Additional Reputable Resources[edit]

A Guide to Assessments that Work:

Editing Wikipedia Resources[edit]

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New articles created:[edit]

Articles expanded or improved:[edit]

Event Photos:[edit]

Pictures will be added to Wikipedia and linked here.

Further events[edit]

A list of links to past and future events at UNC should be added here.