Medical Science in Wikipedia: the Construction of Scientific Knowledge in Open Science Projects
|Reham Al Tamime|
Medical Science in Wikipedia: the Construction of Scientific Knowledge in Open Science Projects - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2016, written by Reham Al Tamime, Wendy Hall and Richard Giordano.
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.