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Title:Rationale Sharing in Large-Scale Online Deliberations
Author(s):Xiao, Lu; Askin, Nicole
Subject(s):communication studies
quantitative analyses including statistics
distributed work
Abstract:We present preliminary findings on a survey study about the role of rationale sharing in large-scale online deliberation, as represented by Wikipedia’s Articles for Deletion process. Participants from Wikipedia community were surveyed on their experiences in this process through an online anonymous questionnaire, and 41 responses were included in our analysis. We found that they supported the use of rationales as key to the consensus-forming process and considered them in their own decision-making. Also, shared rationales contributed to raising awareness of others’ experiences and domain knowledge, and had the potential to be beneficial for future discussions. Some concerns regarding rationale sharing in the AfD discussions were also probed.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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