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Understanding curious and critical readers (Q1)
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We want to understand readers in Wikipedia with respect to curiosity and assessing content critically, especially in the context of dis- and misinformation. I have captured some initial ideas for the work in this Research Brief. The aim of this task is to better scope the problem space.

  • Identify two specific research questions with respect to curiosity and critical reading
  • Sketch a concrete research plan (e.g. underlying datasets that need to be created)

[ ] If possible, start exploratory research on these dataset.

Event Timeline

Update week 2021-09-13:

    • revised and extended the research brief. specifically, I included
      • Included work from civic online reasoning curriculum.
      • Included aspects around trustworthiness
      • Included potential work with webgazer (Miriam mentioned possibility to include eye-tracking opportunities
  • next step is to sketch the details of the research plan more clearly

Update week 2021-09-20:

  • I started to sketch out the specifics of the research plan for the next 1-2 quarters for the two main parts described in the research brief. First set of research questions, datasets to generate, different methods to answer the research questions, potential follow-up experiments.
  • in the next week, I will reach out to potential collaborators and discuss further details and how much they would like to be involved.

Nice job in reaching this milestone. :)

Update week 2021-09-27:

  • Reaching out and discussing with potential collaborators who could increase the capacity on one or more aspects of the project. This will continue through next week.

Update week 2021-10-04:

  • ongoing discussions with potential collaborators
  • exploratory research will be deferred to next quarter (and captured in follow-up tasks)
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