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Atashbasteh M, Nourmohamadi H, Asadi S. Participation and Scientific Collaboration in Persian Wikipedia. Human Information Interaction 2015; 1 (4)
URL: http://hii.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2413-en.html
MA student of Knowledge and Information Sciences, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: This research studies the effective participation and scientific collaboration in Persian Wikipedia, from 2003-2012. 
Method: The library method has been used. Also, considering the objectives and the nature of subject, the research method is a descriptive-applied and during its implementation scientometric technique has been used. Excel and SPSS softwares have been used for analysing data. Considering the two communites of active authors and featured (top) articals, data were collected by means of toolserver, showing the recent statistical changes about the wiki authors and articles.
 Results: Results of ranking the 362 active authors showed that 20% of active authors with 78.90% of the production of added articles and 10% of authors with 86.15% of edits, were identified as hard working partners. The interpretion for the differences between the range of participation of authors, was determined that the characteristic of membership level plays an important role. On the other hand, the study of participation in the 88 featured (top) articles, indicated the editional distribution of articals although influenced by the number of editors, but according to the time difference between Lifetime and half-life of article edition represented the other half of article edition carried out by the hard working partners in the shorter time.
Conclusion:According to the study ofScientific collaboration of active Wikipedians, the results of survey the participation in the featured (top) articlesindicate the effective cooperation by the important minority of Wikipedians in the Persian Wikipedia depeneds on the quality of the editorial team resulting from access levels.
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