Wikipedia is one of the most popular and most visited Web sites. As a collaboratively created and maintained multi-lingual encyclopedia, it is also actively researched. In this seminar, we will look at research on Wikipedia from multiple angles: how large is it? what is its coverage and quality? who are its editors? which biases exist? how do edit wars emerge? etc.
In this seminar, you will familiarize yourself with research on Wikipedia from a particular angle. You will conduct your own literature review, collect and organize research works, and compare and distill them in a final report.
As a participant, you are supposed to introduce a subfield of research on Wikipedia, and present it to the seminar participants. Each seminar paper undergoes a peer review process in the seminar. Presentations are supposed to be about 25 minutes long.
This seminar is organized by Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim
Available for Master students (2 SWS, 4 ECTS)
Note: the topic list below does not contain literature pointers. Finding relevant literature will be part of this seminar work. When searching for literature, please try to find works which do not only cover the English Wikipedia, but also comparisons with other languages.
General shape of Wikipedia and its articles:
Users and editing process of Wikipedia
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