Research:Quality dynamics of English Wikipedia

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Duration:  2016-11 — 2016-12
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How has Wikipedia changed in quality over time and how have these quality dynamics changed by topic? In this study, we'll use the Monthly Wikipedia article quality predictions dataset[1] and measures of importance to explore the quality dynamics of Wikipedia.


Methods[edit]

Measures of quality[edit]

Wikipedia 1.0 assessments (WP10)
Predicted WP10

Measures of importance[edit]

Explicit
  • WikiProject importance assessments
Implicit
  • Pageviews
  • Link graph
    • Within-project

Categorizing content[edit]

Main en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Directory

"Women's topics"

"Academic topics"

"Pop culture"

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Breakdowns[edit]

Culture and the arts
Geographical
History and society
Science, technology and engineering
Women's topics
Academic topics
Pop culture

Discussion[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Halfaker, Aaron (2016): Monthly Wikipedia article quality predictions. figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3859800.v3 Retrieved: 17 03, Nov 19, 2016 (GMT)