Research talk:Gender gap
live data from Wikimedia?
Heya User:Halfak (WMF), User:MCruz (WMF), wmf:User:Tbayer - Does Wikimedia have data we can live stream, to monitor progress on ending (finally) Gender and Systemic biases among Wikipedians and in Wikipedia Articles? - thanks & Mabuhay! - LeoRomero (talk) 19:42, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
- Hey! Not sure what you are looking for in this stream. I'm not aware of a any one indicator of systemic bias that might be useful for monitoring progress. Re. gender, we don't directly ask people about their sex or gender when they register and the gender preference is probably also steeply biased. It seems what we need is a proposal for what such a monitoring system would look like before we can discuss its implementation. With all that said, it seems like this would be a good idea. --Halfak (WMF) (talk) 14:17, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
2015 sources & citations
- Klein, Max, and Piotr Konieczn. "Wikipedia in the World of Global Gender Inequality Indices." Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration - OpenSym '15 (2015): n. pag. Web. <http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2789849&preflayout=flat>. While Wikipedia's editor gender gap is important but difficult to measure, its biographical gender gap can more readily be measured. We correlate a Wikipedia-derived gender inequality indicator (WIGI), with four widespread gender inequality indices in use today (GDI, GEI, GGGI, and SIGI). Analysing their methodologies and correlations to Wikipedia, we find evidence that Wikipedia's bias in biographical coverage is related to the gender bias in positions of social power.
- Kalla, Joshua L., and Peter M. Aronow. "Editorial Bias in Crowd-Sourced Political Information." PLOS ONE PLoS ONE 10.9 (2015): n. pag. Web. <http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ps/downloadDocument.do?actionCmd=DO_DOWNLOAD_DOCUMENT&inPS=true&prodId=AONE&userGroupName=sfpl_main&tabID=&documentTitle=Editorial%2BBias%2Bin%2BCrowd-Source&originalLanguage=&workId=8EGZ_pone.0136327-p.pdf%7C&docId=GALE%7CA427517563&callistoContentSet=PER&downloadFormat=PDF&contentSet=>. In this paper, we examine what kinds of biases exist in crowd-sourced information on Wikipedia. Because any user can also be an editor, no one person with any particular ideological or partisan motivation should be able to control Wikipedia. Yet scholars have recognized the tension that comes from distributed, crowd-sourced platforms like Wikipedia. On the one hand, crowd-sourced information platforms create opportunities for citizens to challenge media-driven narratives. On the other, these platforms may be captured by the self-interested who have the greatest motivation to shape them for their own benefit.
- Many hands make Wikipedia work. (2015, December 10). Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, Australia], p. 20. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA436910759&sid=summon&v=2.1&u=sfpl_main&it=r&p=STND&sw=w&asid=ec97e622b712616c8a2c1ff0dc58b220 We all use Wikipedia. It's hard to avoid. On just about any Google search, Wiki tops the list. Because it's also astoundingly comprehensive, intelligible and reliable, it has become the ubiquitous go-to start point. Yet almost the first research rule our kids learn is Wiki-denial. Read it if you must but, never, honey, never ever admit to it. ... So yes, Wikipedia is flawed. Above all, it needs more female input. But the obvious response, for you-and-me users who encounter something stupid or biased or just plain wrong, is to hop in there and fix it. I'll see you there, yes? Oh, and honey? Cite away!
- Wikipedia: A bias against women? (2014, Apr 13). The National Retrieved from http://ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1515588882?accountid=35117 Prof Bruckner's hope is that having systemic data on the extent and reasons behind bias could mobilise resources to deal with the issue. It might help, she suggests, if universities encouraged staff to become Wikipedia contributors, ensuring important academic work does not get ignored. They could, for example, expand the programmes some of them already run for academics on writing newspaper editorial columns - another area where female writers tend to be heavily outnumbered - to cover Wikipedia contributions. "That is not something we usually do. We're scientists, we're not in the business of marketing our research. We have no training to do this," said Prof Bruckner. She admits she has never contributed to Wikipedia herself. The apparent bias could also be partly redressed by focusing on general initiatives to improve Wikipedia's quality. For Prof Bruckner, the Wikipedia project may also offer pointers about how the value of academic work in general is assessed. "There is the gender issue, but also how people think about scholarship and what's reputable scholarship or not," she said.
- Julia Adams, Hannah Brückner, "Wikipedia and the Democratization of Academic Knowledge", National Science Foundation.
- Viola Bernacchi, "Gender imbalance and Wikipedia", MSc thesis, Politecnico Milano (also here).
- Anna Quinlan, "Wikipedia Has a Misogyny Problem", Verily, 28 October 2015.
- Gamaliel, "Women and Wikipedia: the world is watching", Wikipedia Signpost, 21 October 2015 (discussion).
- Emma Paling, "Wikipedia's Hostility to Women", The Atlantic, 21 October 2015.
- Caroline Massie, "Takeaways from the Guggenheim’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Architecture", Architect Magazine, 16 October 2015.
- Audrey O'Donnell, "Q&A: SU professor to attend Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in architecture", The Daily Orange, 14 October 2015.
- J. F. Sargent, Abigail Brady, "Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All Use", Cracked, 15 August 2015.
- Caitlin Grimes, "WVU hiring Wikipedian to bridge Wikipedia 'gender gap'", Campus Reform, 21 July 2015.
- Carl Straumsheim, "University hopes 'Wikipedian in residence' will tackle gender gap", Times Higher Education, 20 July 2015.
- Anupama Mili, "'Few Women in Wiki Editing'", The New Indian Express, 26 June 2015.
- Emma Reynolds, "Australians fill in the gaps on Wikipedia", news.com.au, 11 June 2015.
- Cyndi Moritz, "Project Aims to Raise Profile of Women Architects on Wikipedia", Syracuse University, 1 June 2015.
- Jenny Kleeman, "The Wikipedia wars: does it matter if our biggest source of knowledge is written by men?", New Statesman, 26 May 2015.
- Bryce Peake, "WP:THREATENING2MEN: Misogynist Infopolitics and the Hegemony of the Asshole Consensus on English Wikipedia", Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, April 2015 (published by the Wikipedia Signpost, 19 August 2015).
- Tilman Bayer, "How many women edit Wikipedia?", Wikimedia Foundation, 30 April 2015.
- Claudia Wagner, David Garcia, Mohsen Jadidi, Markus Strohmaier, "It's a Man's Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia", AAAI Publications, Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 21 April 2015.
- Sara Boboltz, "Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem", The Huffington Post, 15 April 2015.
- Tyler Hellard, "Wiki gap", This Magazine, 19 March 2015.
- Mina Kim, "Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps", KQED Radio, 13 March 2015.
- Hannah Ghorashi, "Art+Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists", Art News, 10 March 2015.
- Amanda Marcotte, "On Wikipedia, Gamergate Refuses to Die", Slate, 6 March 2015.
- Lauren C. Williams, "The ‘Five Horsemen’ Of Wikipedia Paid The Price For Getting Between Trolls And Their Victims", Think Progress, 6 March 2015.
- Issie Lapowsky, "Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia", Wired, 5 March 2015.
- John Paul Titlow, "Think Wikipedia Is Sexist? They Want To Pay You To Help Change That", Fast Company, 5 March 2015.
- Glynis Board, "Wiki Gender Gap to Be Discussed in Morgantown", West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 3 March 2015.
- Dawn Eyestone, "Wikipedia, Controversy, and the Myth of Neutrality", PopMatters, 23 February 2015.
- Victoria McNally, "Art+Feminism Is Hosting Its Second Ever Wikipedia Edit-a-thon To Promote Gender Equality", The Mary Sue, 18 February 2015.
- Kendra Hanna, "Feminists aim to fix the Wikipedia gender gap", The Daily of the University of Washington, 16 February 2015.
- Jason Wilson, "Are misogynists running Wikipedia?", Overland, 11 February 2015.
- Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Filippo Menczer, "First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia", arxiv, 9 February 2015.
- James Dean, "Wikipedia editors are accused of sexism", The Times, 5 February 2015.
- David Auerbach, "The Wikipedia Ouroboros", Slate, 5 February 2015.
- John Paul Titlow, "More Like Dude-ipedia: Study Shows Wikipedia's Sexist Bias", Fast Company, 2 February 2015.
- "Computational Linguistics Reveals How Wikipedia Articles Are Biased Against Women", MIT Technology Review, 2 February 2015 (re: Template:Arxiv).
- Michael Mandiberg, "The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production", Social Text, 1 February 2015.
- Andy Cush, "The Gamergate Decision Shows Exactly What's Broken About Wikipedia", Gawker, 30 January 2015.
- Richard Adhikari, "Gamergate Bleeds Into Wikipedia", Tech News World, 30 January 2015.
- Caitlin Dewey, "Gamergate, Wikipedia and the limits of 'human knowledge'", The Washington Post, 29 January 2015.
- Sravanth Verma, "Gamergate sucks in Wikipedia with ban controversy", Digital Journal, 29 January 2015.
- Adi Robertson, "Wikipedia denies 'purging' feminist editors over Gamergate debate", The Verge, 28 January 2015.
- Go Phightins! and Harry Mitchell, "Thirteen editors sanctioned in mammoth GamerGate arbitration case", The Signpost (Wikipedia), 28 January 2015.
- Masem and Protonk, "Evaluating the Arbitration Committee's handling of GamerGate", The Signpost (Wikipedia), 28 January 2015.
- Carolyn Cox, "Wikipedia Organizations Address Gamergate Editor Controversy: Women Are 'Invaluable Contributors'", The Mary Sue, 28 January 2015.
- Claudia Wagner, David Garcia, Mohsen Jadidi, Markus Strohmaier, "It's a Man's Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia", arXiv, 26 January 2015. Template:Arxiv
- Philippe Beaudette, "Civility, Wikipedia, and the conversation on Gamergate", Wikimedia Foundation, 27 January 2015.
- Alanna Bennett, "Wikipedia Has Banned Five Feminist Editors From Gamergate Articles & More", The Mary Sue, 24 January 2015.
- Andy Cush, "Wikipedia Purged a Group of Feminist Editors Because of Gamergate", Gawker, 23 January 2015.
- Nathaniel Mott, "Wikipedia tacitly endorses GamerGate by blocking its opponents from editing gender-related articles", PandoDaily, 23 January 2015.
- Alex Hern, "Wikipedia votes to ban some editors from gender-related articles", The Guardian, 23 January 2015.
- Dawn Leonard Tripp, "How to Edit Wikipedia: Lessons from a Female Contributor", Anita Borg Institute, 13 January 2015.
- Nathaniel Tkacz, Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, University of Chicago Press, 2015.