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ERIC Number: EJ868267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
When the Tenets of Composition Go Public: A Study of Writing in Wikipedia
Purdy, James P.
College Composition and Communication, v61 n2 pW351-W373 Dec 2009
Based on a study of observable changes author-users made to three Wikipedia articles, this article contends that Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value, while also extending our understanding of the production of knowledge in public spaces. It argues that Wikipedia asks us to reexamine our expectations for the stability of research materials and who should participate in public knowledge making. (Contains 2 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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