A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration

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A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration
Authors: Gerald C. Kane
Citation: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 2 (1): 4. 2011 March
Database(s): Google Scholar cites
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929920.
Link(s): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4764366/Kane%202011.pdf
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A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration is a study on article features that are associated with quality on Wikipedia.

Using an analysis of the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre article for hypothesis generation Gerald Kane sets out to examine which features predicted whether a nominated article would become a featured article or would be rejected as such. Using 12 different features and binary logistic regression analysis he found that reference count and depth of top contributor experience signaled quality while higher word count and breadth of top contributor experience as well as, e.g., percentage of anonymous contributors would make it more likely that the nominated article would be rejected as featured article.

[edit] Data

  • Article "Virginia Tech massacre" [1]
  • Interviews
  • 188 nominated articles (for featured article status). Nominated from April to June 2007.
  • 12 features (including the constant) extracted from article, talk and user pages.

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