Research

Mark Zachry

Winter 2021

Understanding the collaborative behaviors of Spanish Wikipedia editors 

Co-directed by PhD student Taryn Bipat, and Professors David McDonald and Mark Zachry

While collaboration in the English Wikipedia has been researched extensively, these other language editions remain understudied. To further understand this challenge, we will explore the perspectives and experiences of the Spanish Wikipedia editors.

We are looking for fluent Spanish speakers for the Winter Quarter to help with conducting interviews with editors from the Spanish Wikipedia. We are interested in understanding the editing experiences of these editors and the interactions they have with other Wikipedia editors. 

Activities of this research group will include working with the research team to recruit participants, conduct interviews, analyzing data and potentially write a conference paper to present the results to the broader community. 

This DRG will require you to interview editors in Spanish. We are looking for students who are fluent in speaking and reading Spanish.  Furthermore, we are looking for students, who have experience with or a willingness to learn (1) qualitative coding and (2) user behavior on online collaborative systems.  Students interested should also be available for a 2-hour class each week and about 4-5 hours of work outside of these meetings.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Taryn Bipat <tbipat@uw.edu>), HCDE PhD student.


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