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Medical science in Wikipedia: the construction of scientific knowledge in open science projects

Medical science in Wikipedia: the construction of scientific knowledge in open science projects
Medical science in Wikipedia: the construction of scientific knowledge in open science projects
Wikipedia has challenged the way traditional encyclopedia knowledge is built and contested by creating an open socio-technical environment that allows non-domain experts to contribute to scientific and medical knowledge. The open nature of Wikipedia has been successful, but there are concerns about the quality and trustworthiness of its articles. The goal of my research is to build a theoretical framework to explain the dynamic of knowledge building in crowd-sourcing based environments like Wikipedia and judge the trustworthiness of the medical articles based on the dynamic network data. By applying Actor Network Theory and Social Network Analysis, the contribution of my research is theoretical and practical as to build a theory on the dynamics of knowledge building in Wikipedia across times and to offer insights for developing citizen science crowd-sourcing platforms by better understanding how editors interact to build health science content.
Al Tamime, Reham, Fares Fayez
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Hall, Wendy
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Giordano, Richard
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Al Tamime, Reham, Fares Fayez
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Hall, Wendy
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Giordano, Richard
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Al Tamime, Reham, Fares Fayez, Hall, Wendy and Giordano, Richard (2016) Medical science in Wikipedia: the construction of scientific knowledge in open science projects. OpenSym 2016: 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, Berlin, Germany. 17 - 19 Aug 2016. 4 pp . (doi:10.1145/2962132.2962141).

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Wikipedia has challenged the way traditional encyclopedia knowledge is built and contested by creating an open socio-technical environment that allows non-domain experts to contribute to scientific and medical knowledge. The open nature of Wikipedia has been successful, but there are concerns about the quality and trustworthiness of its articles. The goal of my research is to build a theoretical framework to explain the dynamic of knowledge building in crowd-sourcing based environments like Wikipedia and judge the trustworthiness of the medical articles based on the dynamic network data. By applying Actor Network Theory and Social Network Analysis, the contribution of my research is theoretical and practical as to build a theory on the dynamics of knowledge building in Wikipedia across times and to offer insights for developing citizen science crowd-sourcing platforms by better understanding how editors interact to build health science content.

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Published date: 17 August 2016
Venue - Dates: OpenSym 2016: 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, Berlin, Germany, 2016-08-17 - 2016-08-19

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Local EPrints ID: 412394
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412394
PURE UUID: 75c0a3b5-7883-4e0c-bd41-8cd3de8ef93a
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811
ORCID for Richard Giordano: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2997-9502

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:34
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:29

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Author: Reham, Fares Fayez Al Tamime
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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