Using edit sessions to measure participation in wikipedia

@article{Geiger2013UsingES,
  title={Using edit sessions to measure participation in wikipedia},
  author={R. Geiger and Aaron Halfaker},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work},
  year={2013}
}
  • R. Geiger, Aaron Halfaker
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work
Many quantitative, log-based studies of participation and contribution in CSCW and CMC systems measure the activity of users in terms of output, based on metrics like posts to forums, edits to Wikipedia articles, or commits to code repositories. In this paper, we instead seek to estimate the amount of time users have spent contributing. Through an analysis of Wikipedia log data, we identify a pattern of punctuated bursts in editors' activity that we refer to as edit sessions. Based on these… Expand
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