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ERIC Number: EJ892421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0090-9882
Wikipedia as Public Scholarship: Communicating Our Impact Online
Rush, Elizabeth K.; Tracy, Sarah J.
Journal of Applied Communication Research, v38 n3 p309-315 Aug 2010
To contribute to the forum asking "Has Communication Research Made a Difference?," this essay examines whether communication scholarship makes a difference (a) to those who search for information online, (b) in the sense that a primary way our research can make a difference is through its accessibility, and (c) by using the criteria of its presence (or absence) on Wikipedia. In this essay, we reason that Wikipedia is a useful benchmark for online accessibility of public scholarship in that it provides immediate, freely available information to today's diverse global public seeking online answers to questions and relief from problems. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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