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Wikipedia research on "productivity"

Alex Yarovoy
I'm working on a research paper and one of the reviewers has commented that
"There is even a Wikipedia measure called productivity, which is
essentially the amount of text produced over time less the reverted text"

Anybody familiar with that metric of "productivity"?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ofer
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Re: Wikipedia research on "productivity"

Ziko van Dijk-3
Hello,

That is very interesting. I don't know what she or he is referring
to...  How would the equation exactly look like?

As there are rules about content, and as the final goal is to provide
recipients with content they appreciate, I think that the equation
would lack important factors.

From the point of view of a certain discipline, it might be enough to
think "if content is not reverted/deleted by other editors, then it is
okay". Other researchers say: "I don't know whether this piece of
content is encyclopedic or according to the rules, as long as I have
not seen it with my own eyes."

For example: https://ksh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Faassefeld&oldid=763862
This article has not been deleted, but still it does not comply with
the Wikipedia rules. (The Wikipedia language version is Ripuarian, but
the text has been obviously copied from nds-nl.wp.)

Also: what is productivity, does this only relate to text or other
content "produced" specifically for that wiki? If someone translates
text, or imports texts, is that the same kind of "productivity"?

Kind regards
Ziko





Am Di., 2. Okt. 2018 um 05:51 Uhr schrieb Alex Yarovoy <[hidden email]>:

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> I'm working on a research paper and one of the reviewers has commented that
> "There is even a Wikipedia measure called productivity, which is
> essentially the amount of text produced over time less the reverted text"
>
> Anybody familiar with that metric of "productivity"?
>
> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Ofer
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Re: Wikipedia research on "productivity"

Nicolas Jullien
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Hello,

this definition is quite problematic, actually, as productivity in
economics, is essentially a measure of efficiency (see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity).
What you are referring to here is more a measure of the efficient (new)
outputs, for instance, so a measure of the production.
A measure of productivity would be a measure of new text (number of
characters, for instance) *over* the number of edits needed to do so.

This said, measuring exactly what the inputs and the outputs are is a
complex question, we tried to address with K. Crowston and F. Ortega here:
https://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2013/4892/00/4892d197-abs.html

NJ

Le 02/10/2018 à 05:51, Alex Yarovoy a écrit :

> I'm working on a research paper and one of the reviewers has commented that
> "There is even a Wikipedia measure called productivity, which is
> essentially the amount of text produced over time less the reverted text"
>
> Anybody familiar with that metric of "productivity"?
>
> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Ofer
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Re: Wikipedia research on "productivity"

Kerry Raymond
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They might be referring to this:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Measuring_edit_productivity

"Productivity" is not a term that Wikipedia editors use among themselves (or at least not in the circles I move in). I suspect it's more of a research term.

Kerry

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I'm working on a research paper and one of the reviewers has commented that "There is even a Wikipedia measure called productivity, which is essentially the amount of text produced over time less the reverted text"

Anybody familiar with that metric of "productivity"?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ofer
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