Kim Osman

Role: 
PhD
Supervisors: 
Jean Burgess, Stuart Cunningham
University: 
Queensland University of Technology

Kim completed her Honours at QUT in 2011. Her thesis investigated the role of conflict in the editorial process of the online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia.

 

Thesis Title: 
The role of diversity in increasing participation in Wikipedia
Abstract: 

Drawing on theories of communication, mass collaboration and volunteer management, the research aims to investigate how the participation of women and minority groups in the editorial process of Wikipedia may be increased and to what extent an increase in diversity affects sustainability in online communities.