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Genus och diskussionsklimatet i Wikipedia: En Liten, Explorativ Studie
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender and discussion climate on Wikipedia : A small explorative study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Wikipedia är en samling digitala encyklopedier som alla får skriva på och redigera. Skrivarbasen är dock kraftigt mansdominerad, trots att Wikipedia försöker få en skrivarbas som skulle kunna ses som representativ för verkligheten. För att undersöka varför så har en mindre explorativ studie på svenska Wikipedias diskussionsklimat genomförts. Studenter vid KTH har fått läsa utdrag ur diskussioner, och svarat på frågor om hur de upplever diskussionsklimatet och hur deras motivation att delta i diskussionen påverkas av det. Resultatet visar att de kvinnor som har svarat i intervjuerna i större grad än män blir omotiverade att delta i diskussionsklimat som de upplever som obehagliga. Studien ger förslag på framtida studier som skulle kunna genomföras på området.

Abstract [en]

Wikipedia is a collection of digital encyclopedia that anyone can write and edit. The writers, however, are a male dominated group, despite the fact that Wikipedia is trying to get a writer base that could be seen as representative of society. To investigate why this is a small-scale exploratory study of Swedish Wikipedia's discussion climate has been implemented. A small group of students at KTH have been studied. The interviewees have read excerpts from discussions taken from Swedish Wikipedia and answered questions about how they perceive them and how their motivation to participate in the discussion is affected by their climate. The result shows that the women that have answered the interviews have felt unmotivated to partake in discussions they feel are being conducted poorly to a greater extent than the men who have answered. The study provides ideas for future studies on the discussion climate of Swedish Wikipedia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 81 p.
Series
TRITA-ICT-EX, 2015:153
Keyword [en]
Wikipedia, Overrepresentation of men, Discussion, Discussion environment, Perception, Interviews, IT-students, KTH
Keyword [sv]
Wikipedia, Överrepresentation av män, Diskussion, Diskussionsmiljö, Uppfattning, Intervjuer, IT-studenter, KTH
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177581DiVA: diva2:873425
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Available from: 2015-11-25 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved

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