Wikipedia can measure dissemination of science | Times Higher Education (THE)

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"Article edit history is an untapped resource in charting the evolution of scientific knowledge over time, researchers say....

Wikipedia could prove an invaluable source in charting the output of scientific knowledge as it diffuses into the public discourse, argue the authors of new research.

Rona Aviram and Omer Benjakob, whose findings were published on 13 September in the journal Plos One, combed over thousands of iterations of articles in the online encyclopaedia related to the gene-editing technology CRISPR, which served as a case study into how scientific findings influence Wikipedia entries...."


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09/14/2023, 12:06

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09/14/2023, 08:06