Research Methods and Statistics
Exchange experiences about methods for research on wikis and production of statistical results.
What happened (KISS - Keep it short and simple)
  • Quick round of presentations.
  • Put in common some previous research studies on social networks.
  • Iassen researches on knowledge fields. He perfomed a study on Wikipedia clusters of knowledge, discovering people who integrate these fields are experts in the tool (wiki) rather than top experts in the field. How can we integrate technology newcomers?
  • Come up with ways to automate detection of co-authorship patterns? Maybe looking at common edits on talk pages.
  • Kittur, A., & Kraut, R. E. (2008). Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in Wikipedia: Quality through coordination. In CSCW'08: Proceedings of the ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work. New York: ACM Press.
  • A Method for Measuring Co-authorship Relationships in MediaWiki; by Libby Veng-Sam Tang, Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, and Simon Fong PDF
  • For measuring co-authorship, we should consider the influence of reverts.
Convener (First and last name)
Iassen Halatchliyski
Participants (First and last name)
  • Parul Vora
  • Erik Zachte
  • Robert Biuk-Aghai
  • Felipe Ortega