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dc.contributor.authorHill, Benjamin Mako
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-12T20:10:53Z
dc.date.available2013-09-12T20:10:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/80697
dc.description.abstractOpt-in surveys are the most widespread method used to study participation in online communities, but produce biased results in the absence of adjustments for non-response. A 2008 survey conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation and United Nations University at Maastricht is the source of a frequently cited statistic that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors are female. However, the same study suggested that only 39.9% of Wikipedia readers in the US were female – a finding contradicted by a representative survey of American adults by the Pew Research Center conducted less than two months later. Combining these two datasets through an application and extension of a propensity score estimation technique used to model survey non-response bias, we construct revised estimates, contingent on explicit assumptions, for several of the Wikimedia Foundation and United Nations University at Maastricht claims about Wikipedia editors. We estimate that the proportion of female US adult editors was 27.5% higher than the original study reported (22.7%, versus 17.8%), and that the total proportion of female editors was 26.8% higher (16.1%, versus 12.7%).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSloan School of Managementen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHarvard University. Berkman Center for Internet & Societyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFord Visionary Leadership Funden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNorthwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065782en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attributionen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/en_US
dc.sourcePLoSen_US
dc.titleThe Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationHill, Benjamin Mako, and Aaron Shaw. “The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation.” Edited by Angel Sánchez. PLoS ONE 8, no. 6 (June 26, 2013): e65782.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorHill, Benjamin Makoen_US
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsHill, Benjamin Mako; Shaw, Aaronen_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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