Wikipedia and the two-faced professoriate
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|Wikipedia and the two-faced professoriate|
|Authors:||Patricia L . Dooley|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration : 2010|
|Meeting:||6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration|
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Wikipedia and the two-faced professoriate is a short paper that examine the use of Wikipedia in teaching and research by a survey and a examination ("content analysis") of research papers.
- Survey among university faculty via SurveyMonkey with a total of 141 responses
- 250 research papers (marked as "research reports") were sample from Academic OneFile based on a search on "wikipedia" and narrowed down to 250 papers as those published between 2009 to May 2010. Content analysis where the word "wikipedia" appeared as a "scholarly sources", "report's main topic" or "brief mention".
- Of 105 repondents (university faculty) in the survey
- 54,4% ranked Wikipedia from moderately to very credible.
- 20% ranked said Wikipedia had no credibility
- 45 ranked their Wikipedia use in teaching/research from "moderate" to "frequent"
- 20 said they never use Wikipedia in their teaching research.
- Out or 250 peer-reviewed research reports:
- 249 had included the word in connection with a scholarly sources
- 27 had Wikipedia at the report's main topic
- 62 made a brief mention of Wikipedia
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- The number of respondents to the survey is unclear: "141" is written in the method, "105" in the result section.
- In one version of the paper Figure 1 is left out and Figure 2 is repeated twice.