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Editing Sociology Articles: A guide for students and instructors[edit]

Hello! I'm the new Communications Associate for the Wiki Education Foundation. We're in the process of compiling a preliminary draft of an advisory brochure for instructors and students regarding Sociology articles on Wikipedia, and how to most effectively contribute and improve them. We've done this previously for psychology -- you can view the results of that endeavor here.

I'm hoping to hear from regular contributors to sociology-related articles. What would you tell a student, or new Wikipedian, to help them start editing sociology topics? Any advice on editing in this field is welcome, particularly related to sociology-specific issues, such as finding good candidate articles for improvements, what constitutes a good (and bad) source, and what kind of topic posts should be avoided. Any other topics or ideas are welcome.

I'll be posting a draft for review once we have an idea of the shape it will take -- for now, I'm collecting feedback and ideas from the community to guide it. Feel free to contact me here or on my talk page!

Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:47, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

@Eryk (Wiki Ed):: It's a wonderful initiative. You may want to see what you could take from my long (too long...) intro pages such as Wikipedia:School and university projects/User:Piotrus/Fall 2011, which are tailored for sociology students. The Introduction, Assignment and Important tips may be of particular interest to you. And inviting them to check out this WikiProject is a good idea, too. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:31, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I've had a look at the suggestions offered by Piotrus and have worked some aspects into the current draft. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to read that draft here. We're looking forward to hearing feedback from the community. Ideally, we'll collect suggestions and make revisions by Dec. 1. Thanks everyone! Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:23, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Academia?[edit]

Please see here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Academia. Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 18:40, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Open Access Reader, tool to find missing academic citations[edit]

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Hi, I'm working on a project to find important academic citations missing from Wikipedia, which I think might be useful for this Wikiproject. It's just a proof of concept right now, but if you have any ideas or feedback, that'd be really helpful at this early stage. Check it out: Open Access Reader.

EdSaperia (talk) 13:20, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Help with two articles?[edit]

I'm going to post this on multiple applicable WikiProjects, so my apologies for the cut and paste. I don't really see the purpose in writing a new one for each WP. In any case, I need some help fleshing out the article for Gender Advertisements, the book by Goffman. Long story short, the article was created by a group of students who were sent here with apparently little to no instruction or education about Wikipedia and writing encyclopedia articles, so the page had the standard issues: original research, bad sourcing, tone- the works. I've done enough to show where the book would be notable, but the page does need to be fleshed out to focus on the book's influence on others and a basic outline. I'm not overly familiar with the work, so it'd be better for someone familiar with the work to edit the page. I think that the students probably saw the basic article for gender advertisement, which has similar issues (but better sourcing), and modeled their page after that and after the basic student paper type outline. Both articles could use some work from a savvy editor, if anyone's up for the challenge. I've cleaned out the worst in the book article and threw some sources in, so it has that going for it. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 01:00, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Request for review[edit]

Draft:IPCC consensus is about the social science say on the topic, so I invite reviewers from WikiProject Sociology to have look on it. Regards Serten II (talk) 18:39, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

White savior narrative in film[edit]

The sociological article white savior narrative in film has been put up for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/White savior narrative in film. Thanks, Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 02:57, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Request for comments at Talk:White supremacy[edit]

There is a request for comments at Talk:White supremacy. It concerns the wording of the opening sentence of the lead. (talk) 02:11, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Conversion Theory of Minority Influence[edit]

Hello, sociology experts. This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable topic that should be kept and improved instead? —Anne Delong (talk) 03:28, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Seems notable, and a major improvement of our existing Conversion theory of minority influence where it should be merged to (and moved to just Conversion theory). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:41, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Agree it is notable. If no one else takes it on first, I can probably do a merge & move sometime in Feb. Meclee (talk) 22:08, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I have postponed its deletion for six months, so you can take your time... —Anne Delong (talk) 00:02, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)