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Research on WikiPractices can refer to at least three areas: content, sociology, and technology. See also WikiAsScience.
- What are the reasons for the WikiPedia success?
- Can a success recipe be transferred to non-wikipedian projects?
- Protection from SPAM, virus, and malicious updates
- How do technological feature influence the use of wiki?
- comparison of different engines
- comparison of different configurations
- Typology of wikis
- high-energy-traffic (like wp), low-energy (like most)
- real community based / online community based
- focused on: content / community / process
- Creating critical mass
- "response functions" from usenet, blog, ... advertizing
- "modality" of contributions
- Creating common research language
- what is an "article", a "folder", a "workspace" ...?
- Ways of observations
- accepted standards for statistics, logs, session analysis, ...
- to ease cross-engine research and improve comparability
- Role-models and constitutional elements
- What kinds do exist?
- What influence do they have on open wiki projects?
- Reusable experiences
- wiki practices, in organizations, in open communities
- wiki patterns
- wiki in education
- wiki in OpenSource communities
- use of Wiki in corporate extranets
Originally posted on the [wiki-research mailing list]. Thanks to HelmutLeitner and KrishnamurtiSubramanian?!
There will be a workshop on WikiResearch at both the upcoming wiki-based conferences, WikiMania? and WikiSym - the brainstorm for Wikimania workshop is [here]. There are also plans to develop a LearningCommunity about WikiResearch at WikiVersity (details of which soon).
There is the [academia wiki] for peer-reviewing articles (on any subject), which has its own [Wiki Journal]. I'm not sure if some of that will be migrated to WikiVersity in the future - still, I'd very much like to keep in touch about this :-) PS: By "WikiIndex" do you mean the [Wiki Research Bibliography]?-- CormacLawler
- I think WikiResearch is still too heterogenous for a journal and I doubt that a traditional journal with time-consuming peer-review is the right way. A weblog or newsletter with an open space to colaboratively edit articles should be sufficient but anyway someone needs to do the main work to get it published regularly. -- JakobVoss?
See also MeatballForWikiResearchers and WikiPublications