Research:Why readers trust Wikipedia/Bibliography

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TBA annotated bibliography of studies related to trust in Wikipedia content or the use of Wikipedia for learning. For a similar bibliography with related content, see: Research:Student_use_of_free_online_information_resources/Related_work.

Evalutating trust in internet content[edit]

  1. Kari Kelton, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, and William A. Wallace. 2008. Trust in digital information. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci. Technol. 59, 3 (February 2008), 363-374. DOI=
  2. B. J. Fogg, Cathy Soohoo, David R. Danielson, Leslie Marable, Julianne Stanford, and Ellen R. Tauber. 2003. How do users evaluate the credibility of Web sites?: a study with over 2,500 participants. In Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Designing for user experiences (DUX '03). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-15. DOI=
  3. B. J. Fogg and Hsiang Tseng. 1999. The elements of computer credibility. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '99). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 80-87. DOI=
  4. Khosrowjerdi, M., & Sundqvist, A. (2017). Students’ Trust Formation and Credibility Judgements in Online Health Information – A Review Article. Tidsskriftet Arkiv, 8(1).
  5. Okoli, C. , Mehdi, M. , Mesgari, M. , Nielsen, F. Å. and Lanamäki, A. (2014), Wikipedia in the Eyes of Its Beholders. J Assn Inf Sci Tec, 65: 2381-2403. doi:10.1002/asi.23162

Evaluating trust in Wikipedia[edit]

  1. Chesney, T. (2006). An empirical examination of Wikipedia's credibility. First Monday, 11(11). doi:
  2. Herbert, V. G., Frings, A., Rehatschek, H., Richard, G., & Leithner, A. (2015). Wikipedia–challenges and new horizons in enhancing medical education. BMC medical education, 15(1), 32.
  3. Aniket Kittur, Bongwon Suh, and Ed H. Chi. 2008. Can you ever trust a wiki?: impacting perceived trustworthiness in wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 477-480. DOI=
  4. Lim, S. (2009), How and why do college students use Wikipedia?. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 60: 2189-2202. doi:10.1002/asi.21142
  5. Teun Lucassen and Jan Maarten Schraagen. 2010. Trust in wikipedia: how users trust information from an unknown source. In Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Information credibility (WICOW '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 19-26. DOI=
  6. Shen, X. , Cheung, C. M. and Lee, M. K. (2013), Trust in students' information adoption from Wikipedia. Br J Educ Technol, 44: 502-517. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01335.x
  7. Sahut, G., & Tricot, A. (2017). Wikipedia: An opportunity to rethink the links between sources' credibility, trust, and authority. First Monday, 22(11).
  8. Lim, S., & Simon, C. (2011). Credibility judgment and verification behavior of college students concerning Wikipedia. First Monday, 16(4). doi:
  9. Lucassen, T., Muilwijk, R., Noordzij, M. L., & Schraagen, J. M. (n.d.). Topic familiarity and information skills in online credibility evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(2), 254–264.
  10. Lucassen, T., Noordzij, M., & Schraagen, J. (2011). Reference Blindness: The influence of references on trust in Wikipedia. ACM WebScience conference 2011. Retrieved from
  11. Lucassen, T., & Schraagen, J. (2011). Evaluating WikiTrust: A trust support tool for Wikipedia. First Monday, 16(5).
  12. Lucassen, T., & Schraagen, J. M. (2012). Propensity to trust and the influence of source and medium cues in credibility evaluation. Journal of Information Science, 38(6), 566–577.
  13. Lucassen, T., & Schraagen, J. M. (2013). The influence of source cues and topic familiarity on credibility evaluation. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(4), 1387–1392.
  14. Forte, A., Andalibi, N., Park, T., & Willever-Farr, H. (2014). Designing information savvy societies. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI ’14, 2471–2480.
  15. Forte, A. (2015). The new information literate: Open collaboration and information production in schools. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 10(1), 35–51.