Research:Codex/Demography of contributors

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Summary[edit]

Research questions[edit]

  • Demographics: What are the characteristics of the population of contributors? (measurement, composition)
  • Population dynamics: How has the population of contributors evolved over time? (growth & decline, evolution of composition)
  • Diversity: Is the population of contributors representative of broader populations?
  • Impact on content: What is the impact of the demographics of contributors on the content they create?

Demographics[edit]

What are the characteristics of the population of contributors? (measurement, composition)

Population dynamics[edit]

How has the population of contributors evolved over time? (growth & decline, evolution of composition)

Diversity[edit]

Is the population of contributors representative of broader populations?

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Impact on content[edit]

What is the impact of the demographics of contributors on the content they create?

Current research[edit]

Open questions[edit]

Avenues of research, gaps in literature, including leads and resources

Sources to add[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. Collier, Benjamin; Bear, Julia (2012-01-01). "Conflict, Criticism, or Confidence: An Empirical Examination of the Gender Gap in Wikipedia Contributions" (PDF). Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. CSCW '12 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 383–392. ISBN 978-1-4503-1086-4. doi:10.1145/2145204.2145265. 
  2. Hill, Benjamin Mako; Shaw, Aaron (2013-06-26). "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation". PLoS ONE 8 (6): e65782. PMC 3694126. PMID 23840366. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065782. 
  3. Lam, Shyong (Tony) K.; Uduwage, Anuradha; Dong, Zhenhua; Sen, Shilad; Musicant, David R.; Terveen, Loren; Riedl, John (2011-01-01). "WP:Clubhouse?: An Exploration of Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance" (PDF). Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. WikiSym '11 (New York, NY, USA: ACM): 1–10. ISBN 978-1-4503-0909-7. doi:10.1145/2038558.2038560. 
  4. Reagle, Joseph (7 January 2013). "“Free as in sexist?” Free culture and the gender gap". First Monday 18 (1). doi:10.5210/fm.v18i1.4291. Retrieved 2015-12-09.