Submissions/Review of Research on Gender Bias in Wikipedia

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Submission no. 2115 - C4
Title of the submission
Review of Several Research Projects on Gender Bias in Wikipedia
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Reem Al-Kashif
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Reem Al-Kashif
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Ain Shams University
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Keeping the content of Wikipedia neutral is essential in guaranteeing its quality. Wikipedia's Neutral Point Of View Policy (NPOV) triggered research in elements that introduce bias to articles. One of the main areas of research was gender-oriented bias. Researchers used different ways to detect and analyze this bias. Different types of gender-oriented bias were found in Wikipedia. The session will present a review of several external (non-WMF) research projects on gender-oriented bias in Wikipedia.

What will attendees take away from this session?

The presentation is intended for non-specialized, non-academic audience to give insights into how gender bias works and practical recommendations based on the research results to avoid it in writing articles about male and female figures.

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Education
  • WikiResearch
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Primarily, intermediate to advanced. Beginners might benefit from the practical recommendations.
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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Slides or further information (optional)
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