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Research » Anita Borg Institute
ABI research provides data-driven actionable insights on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women in organizations. Through original research as well as through partnering with peer organizations, we provide knowledge for changing the culture of technology into one that leverages gender diversity for greater innovation.
research  geekfeminism  women  IT  gender 
october 2013 by pfctdayelise
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International Journal of Communication, Vol 5 (2011)
Gender Bias in Wikipedia and Britannica
Joseph Reagle, Lauren Rhue


Is there a bias in the against women’s representation in Wikipedia biographies? Thousands of biographical subjects, from six sources, are compared against the English-language Wikipedia and the online Encyclopædia Britannica with respect to coverage, gender representation, and article length. We conclude that Wikipedia provides better coverage and longer articles, that Wikipedia typically has more articles on women than Britannica in absolute terms, but Wikipedia articles on women are more likely to be missing than articles on men relative to Britannica. For both reference works, article length did not consistently differ by gender.
wikipedia  women  research  geekfeminism 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise Jacob Hale's Rules for Non-Trans Writing About Trans
Mainly for academics I think, but many salient points, including:
11. Focus on: What does looking at transsexuals, transsexuality, transsexualism, or transsexual _____ tell you about *yourself*, *not* what does it tell you about trans.
transgender  research 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Publishing Your Research 101 (ACS Publications)
Publishing your Research 101: Practical Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers

The effective communication of scientific research is vital both to the scientific community and to a scientist’s career. ACS Publications has launched the Publishing Your Research 101 video series to assist authors and reviewers in understanding and improving their experience with the processes of writing, submitting, editing, and reviewing manuscripts.
academia  publishing  research 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Factors Influencing Participant Satisfaction with Free/Libre and Open Source Software Projects
Thesis by (I haven't looked at it yet, but plan to)

"The purpose of this research was to identify factors that affect participants’ satisfaction with their experience of a free/libre open source software (FLOSS) project. [...] The central research question it answered was, What factors influence participant satisfaction with a free/libre and open source application software project? [...] These suggest that being able to be an active participant in a FLOSS project is one factor that should be examined, and therefore the first sub-question this project answers is, What types of contributions do participants make to free/libre and open source software projects? [...] Do the factors that influence satisfaction vary for different types of participation? If so, in what way?"
research  floss  freesoftware  community  geekfeminism 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Joseph Reagle
What seems most startling in light of decades of work on bias in technology-related fields is how an imbalance in participation not only persists, but is exacerbated in communities founded upon the liberal values of freedom and openness. Furthermore, this persists in projects like Wikipedia, which need not be overly technical (the focus of earlier literature) but share the liberal values and geeky esprit of the software communities.

This leads me to conclude that it is the values, rhetoric, and dynamics of these communities that play a significant factor in continued bias and imbalance. A founding aphorism of the free software movement was "free as in freedom" to distinguish between that which is free (gratis, as in someone buying you a beer) and freedom (libre, as is in few or no restrictions). So, while "free" may denote freedom, that freedom, so far, has included the ability of one group of participants to alienate another.
geekfeminism  women  freesoftware  freeculture  freedom  feminism  research 
january 2011 by pfctdayelise
ACL Anthology » W10
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Workshop on Creating Speech and Language Data with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
compling  mechanicalturk  research  linguistics 
july 2010 by pfctdayelise
Reflect :: Helping the web listen
With Reflect,

* Anyone can demonstrate that they are listening, without needing to reply to the substance of a comment.
* People are reminded to listen and clarify their statements when a discussion gets heated.
* Readers can more readily get up to speed by scanning the summary bullets.
* It is easier to find the important takeaways because active listeners are most likely to restate the interesting points.
discussion  community  mediawiki  interesting  research 
july 2010 by pfctdayelise
Innovation in data-intensive Internet-scale computing
An exciting opportunity for Australian students, both postgraduate and undergraduate, was announced in October. The working group is calling for proposals advocating novel applications of computing clouds answering the questions: how could a cloud platform be used to solve a previously intractable problem or to deliver services in a new and scalable way?

The selected proposals will be offered a paid summer internship with a member organisation, and provided with supervision, equipment and access to a variety of cloud services.

Closing date is November 8.
cloudcomputing  australia  research 
october 2009 by pfctdayelise
Build it and They Will Come? – Inhibiting Factors for Reuse of Open Content in Developing Countries | Hatakka | The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
Findings show that many of the inhibiting factors with reuse of open content do not necessarily relate to the actual content. Educational rules and regulations, lack of infrastructure, teaching practices and traditions etc. are major obstacles that need to be overcome if the usage of open content should increase.
oer  openaccess  research  freecontent 
april 2009 by pfctdayelise
Augmented Social Cognition: Mapping the Contents in Wikipedia
Comparing the overall coverage categories of WP to which categories produce the most conflicts. Really interesting!
wikipedia  research 
april 2009 by pfctdayelise
Augmented Social Cognition: Two published studies of WikiDashboard show that transparency impacts perceived trustworthiness
The results with Mechanical Turk users show that surfacing trust-relevant information had a dramatic impact on users’ perceived trustworthiness, holding constant the content itself. The effect was robust and unaffected by the quality and degree of controversy of the page. Trust could be impacted both positively and negatively. High-trust condition increased trustworthiness above baseline and low-trust condition decreased it below baseline. This result is obviously very encouraging for folks who are keeping score on the effects of transparency on trust.
wikis  wikipedia  research 
april 2009 by pfctdayelise
PhD Thesis — GSyC/LibreSoft, we study libre software
Wikipedia: A Quantitative Analysis

Presently, the Wikipedia project lodges the largest collaborative community ever known in the history of mankind. Due to the large number of contributors, along with the amazing popularity level of Wikipedia in the Web, it has soon become a topic of interest for researchers of many academic disciplines. However, in spite of the increasing significance of Wikipedia in scholar publications over the past years, we oftenly find studies concentrating either on very specific aspects of the project, or else, on a specific language version.
wikipedia  research  academia 
april 2009 by pfctdayelise
DLIST - Free Culture and the Factors that Led to its Move to Regain the Commons
A brief explanation of what the free culture movement is and the various factors that led to its fighting to preserve the commons, including corporations and special interests trying to restrict the commons to protect their interests, the development of the open source community, technological developments, such as the Internet and digital copying of media, the development of web 2.0 and its philosophies, current state of copyright law and youth culture.
freeculture  commons  research 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
NLA Newspapers - About
We are creating a free online service that will enable full-text searching of newspaper articles. This will include newspapers published in each state and territory from the 1800s to the mid-1950s, when copyright applies. The first Australian newspaper, published in Sydney in 1803, is included in the Program.
australia  research  newspapers  useful 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise
University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Unlocking IP to stimulate Australian innovation: An Issues Paper by Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales. For the 2008 govt Innovation Review.
australia  copyright  law  research 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise
Augmenting Wikipedia with Named Entity Tags
Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Volume-I
I08-1071: Wisam Dakka; Silviu Cucerzan

Augmenting Wikipedia with Named Entity Tags
wikipedia  research  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2008 by pfctdayelise
Who's responsible for some particular text in a particular article?
wikipedia  research 
july 2008 by pfctdayelise
Academic conferences worldwide - Conference Alerts
totally mad - pick your areas of interest and get monthly emails with lists of relevant conferences all over the world!
conference  email  research  alerts 
march 2007 by pfctdayelise
originality - 'it's all been said before'
making an original contribution is not that hard, after all.
unimelb  thesis  originality  research 
march 2007 by pfctdayelise

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