User:OhanaUnited/WikiScholar

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Background[edit]

20 students took the WikiScholar course offered by Prof. Steve Joordens of the Psychology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough in summer 2012 term. This course was also featured in the Education section of The Toronto Star, the biggest newspaper in Toronto. It was not part of the Canada Education Program and did not receive any support from the Foundation or the Education Program. There was 1 TA in the course (who was a campus ambassador under the Education program) who provided the training to the students in class.

Results[edit]

The following table lists the students' user names, pages which they contributed significantly along with the version prior to and after the contributions, and comments made from analyzing their edits to determine their quality of work. To assess if there were instances of copyvio, revert summary, article talk page, and user talk pages were examined. One occurrence of copyvio was captured this way.

Note #1: The revision version is determined by the student editor's continuous contribution and avoids having in-between edits by other users (to reduce the time to figure out who added what)

Note #2: Of the 20 students, 1 student dropped the course (with no edits made) and thus removed from the edit analysis.

User Page(s) edited Version prior to contribution Version after contribution Comments by OhanaUnited Comments by Doc James
jonshap92 (talk · contribs) Attractiveness
Criminal psychology
Attractiveness

Criminal psychology

Attractiveness

Criminal psychology

Net positive. The attractiveness article was well referenced with the only blemish that references were direct text rather than using {{cite}}. Their contributions are retained up to present. One talk page comment suggested that it was similar to physical attractiveness, but I found that article focused more on human physiology and social science than psychology. For criminal psychology page, this editor added a new section to the article. Again, the student used pure text and not the cite template. Restored plagiarism of another editor in this edit [1] as discussed below. Added content that is exactly the same as the source [2] User "refers to the process of identifying personality traits, behavioral tendencies and demographic variables of an offender based on characteristics of the crime." is in this textbook [3] Rest of material appears the same as this [4] but hard to determine direction of copying. This line "Therapy has emerged as a viable, rapidly growing approach across a wide area of cognitive therapies." appears to be from [5]
lena x0 (talk · contribs) Pyromania
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Pyromania
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Pyromania
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Neutral to slightly positive. For Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome, some of the contents appeared to be non-notable or non-neutral. Numerous editors attempted a rewrite but in the end summarily reverted back to pre-contribution version. Editor was warned that copyvio content was added to Pyromania and the addition was reverted. Student learned a lesson and continued to contribute positively to the article without violating copyvio afterwards. A case of PLAGARISM would not make me view the edits overall as slightly positive. Edit[6] from source [7]. Editor tried again here [8]. First ref doesn't work, second ref from 1967 and content does not belong in the place it was put. Next ref large book no page number. All refs bare urls. Unable to check as do not have e access to journals in question. Other edit [9] adds content created by someone else in the class after it had been turned down as a new article. Was added a couple of other times. Removed each time.
08alisalutsc (talk · contribs) Empathy gap Empathy gap Empathy gap Clearly net positive. This editor clearly demonstrated knowledge in different policies and proper citation style. He knows the parameters for {{cite}} and used it properly. Neutral This edit [10] gives undue weight to a single trial. Why three sections for a single trial? It is more or less a paraphrasing of "In another experiment, Nordgren, van der Pligt, and van Harreveld (2006) used pain to hinder participants' performance on a memory test. Later on, participants were asked to indicate how the pain and various other factors affected their performance. They found that participants who made their attributions in a cold state (i.e., pain free) underestimated the influence pain had on their performance—only participants who made their attributions while experiencing pain accurately assessed its influence."
Zoono92 (talk · contribs) Garden path sentence
Grandiose delusions
Phantosmia
Impulse control disorder
Garden path sentence
Grandiose delusions
Phantosmia
Impulse control disorder
Garden path sentence
Grandiose delusions
Phantosmia
Impulse control disorder
Clearly net positive. This editor knows proper citation style, which situation requires the use of undo, uses article talk page to discuss article-related comments, and 2 DYK contributions (Grandiose delusions and Phantosmia). Net positive.
Aldaros23 (talk · contribs) Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder Net positive. No concerns were raised with regards to this editor's content writing. One editor noted that this editor classified some edits as "minor" when they were not minor edits.
UTSCPsycho (talk · contribs) Phantosmia
Ambiguous image
Phantosmia
Ambiguous image
Phantosmia
Ambiguous image
Clearly net positive. Significant expansion of previously stub articles. Over 95% of contributions made to Phantosmia and Ambiguous image were retained to this day. Also, the editor was attributed with 1 DYK contribution (Stimulus modality).
1StrangerSC (talk · contribs) Fundamental assessment New article (no prior revision) Fundamental assessment Clearly net positive. The editor created that article and received DYK. Also, she received a barnstar for her work.
Psychobiology (talk · contribs) Maternal sensitivity
Parental brain
N/A N/A Neutral (unable to assess). This editor only performed 2 edits (1 edit was creating a one-line text for Maternal sensitivity article and the other edit was copyediting peer student editor's Parental brain article)
Carina1205 (talk · contribs) Maternal sensitivity
Parental brain
Grandiose delusions
New article (created by peer student editor User:Psychobiology)
New article
Grandiose delusions
Maternal sensitivity Parental brain
Grandiose delusions
Without a doubt net positive. This editor received 3 DYK (Maternal sensitivity, Grandiose delusions, and Parental brain) and 2 barnstars for her work.
indigogadgetgo (talk · contribs) N/A N/A N/A Neutral solely on this user's account edits. However, she was editing in the same group as User:UTSCPsycho and User:Zoono92 on Attractiveness.
anusan.rasalingam (talk · contribs) Attractiveness
External validity
Attractiveness
External validity
Attractiveness
External validity
Net positive. Two whole sections in External validity, for discussion purposes, were completely retained up to present. However, the user has trouble understanding how undo works and accidentally reverted her own additions to the article before being corrected by a peer student editor. PLAGARISM (thus negative) [11] This sentence "Findings show that same-sex attraction is not exclusive and is unstable in early adulthood, especially among women" same as in abstract "hese findings show that much same-sex attraction is not exclusive and is unstable in early adulthood, especially among women" [12] Rest of it not picked up by good but in the paper itself. Student "Same-sex attraction was more common among men not in a heterosexual relationship, with one in ten of these having some current same-sex attraction. Of the women who were in a sexual relationship with a man, among whom 11.6% reported occasional and 0.8% major attraction to women.", paper "Therefore, same-sex attraction was more common among men not in a heterosexual relationship, with one in ten (9.6%) of these having some current same-sex attraction. Of the women, 374 (78.9%) were in a sexual relationship with a man, among whom 55 (11.6%) reported occasional and 4 (0.8%) major attraction to women" Student "Those men and women with the highest education were more likely to report currently having any attraction to their own sex" paper "Those men and women with the highest education were more likely to report currently having any attraction to their own sex" And it is still in the article. An example of Wikipedia failing :-(
Lucindaluca (talk · contribs) Depression in childhood and adolescence
Peter pan syndrome
Depression in childhood and adolescence
New article (no prior revision)
Depression in childhood and adolescence
External validity
Neutral to marginally positive. In Depression in childhood and adolescence, numerous contents were added but referencing were minimal and some statements would benefit from rewriting in NPOV. For Peter pan syndrome, it appears that the editor was not typing in following the capitalization of terms and thus the search did not locate the existing article, Peter Pan syndrome.
ProBonoPublicoA90 (talk · contribs) Phonological dyslexia
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Phonological dyslexia
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Phonological dyslexia
Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome
Net negative. Even though the editor discussed other editors' concerns through article talk page, there were issues with his contributions. At Phonological dyslexia, one editor said this student editor added incorrect information. At Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome, a different editor said that this student editor wrote in essay style. If we look at these edits [13] wording appears to be paraphrased enough but would appreciate a second opinion. User states "Contrary to popular belief, most mothers do not know about the ongoing abuse." paper states "Contrary to popular myth most mothers are not aware of ongoing sexual abuse." [14] The content is mostly a rewording of this 1983 paper. The headings of the submitted article is the same as headings of the paper in question. Unsure.
R-Bot6 (talk · contribs) Implicit learning Implicit learning Implicit learning Clearly net positive. This editor knows how to use scripts, toolserver tools, talk pages and proper usage of {{cite}}. She received 3 DYKs (Maternal sensitivity, Stimulus modality, Implicit learning) and a barnstar for her work.
Sazimi11 (talk · contribs) Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Clearly net positive. She expanded Pervasive refusal syndrome from stub to the present condition and added images to compliment the article. No concerns were raised on her writing. She also received 1 DYK for co-writing Grandiose delusions. In these edits [15] the first ref added [16] is not really reliable for what it is being used for. Paraphrasing is too close for my liking. User states "PRS is the name allotted to a disorder in which children have abandoned their involvement in all phases of their life. It's characterized by refusal

to eat, drink, talk, walk or self-care, and a firm resistance to treatment." ref states "PERVASIVE REFUSAL SYNDROME is the name given to an illness in which children have relinquished their participation in all aspects of their life. It is manifested by refusal to eat, drink, talk, walk or self-care, and a determined resistance to treatment" They state "PRS is very rare and its cause is unclear, but its severity makes it life-threatening. The disorder usually begins with a 'virus', or the child having a 'pain', that results in the need for consulting a doctor or going to the hospital, even though no substantial cause can be found. PRS starts slowly, but the child then worsens quickly becoming reluctant or not capable to do anything for themselves" ref states "The illness is very uncommon, but its severity makes it life-threatening. It usually starts with a ‘virus’, or the child having a ‘pain’, which needs doctor or hospital visits, although no physical cause can be found. The illness begins gradually, but the child then deteriorates rapidly becoming unwilling or unable to do anything for themselves" User states "They originally refuse to accept others caring for them, or helping them eat, and are very depressed and distraught. It is not guaranteed that recovery will take place, and it is a lengthy and complex process, involving specialist medical care Nevertheless, once the patient is healthy, relapse is very infrequent." ref states "They initially resist others caring for them, or feeding them, and are very depressed and distressed. Recovery is not always certain, and is a long and difficult process, requiring specialist medical care. However, once well, relapse is very rare" Not sure if this is plagiarism or not. But user states "Thompson and Nunn were the first to introduce diagnostic criteria for PRS" and ref states "Thompson and Nunn [24] were the first to introduce diagnostic criteria for PRS" [17] and "The endangered state of the patient requires hospitalization" word for word. They state "The role of the family in the treatment process is vital yet complicated, given that withdrawal of the child from therapy is a key problem. It is important to include the family of the patient in the treatment process as it eases family anxiety and distress Nonetheless, it is important to create some space because too much involvement of the family may be counterproductive. Medication seems to play a very restricted part in the management of pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS), having importance in the treatment of comorbid disorders only, for example antidepressants for comorbid depression" paper states "The role of the family in the treatment is important yet difficult, since withdrawal of the child from therapy is a major problem. It is important to involve the family in the treatment as it relieves family anxiety and distress. Nevertheless, it is vital to create some distance because over-involvement of the family may be counterproductive. Medication appears to play a very limited role in the management of the syndrome, having value in the treatment of comorbid disorders only, for example antidepressants for comorbid depression."

Guptakhy (talk · contribs) Job attitude New article (no prior revision) Job attitude Clearly net positive. This editor received 3 DYKs (Stimulus modality, Job attitude, Cognitive vulnerability) and a barnstar for her contributions. She joined WikiProject and even helped with reviewing multiple DYK nominations. First edit [18] attribute to the University of Iowa something it did not state. Other content is all supported by a 1938 ref which is not necessarily wrong. Other work appears okay.
SocialPsyc (talk · contribs) Empathy gap Empathy gap Empathy gap Neutral to slightly positive. This editor only contributed a paragraph with proper referencing, but he helped correcting his peer student editors' syntax mistakes. Okay minor changes.
Tsotiffany (talk · contribs) Motivational interviewing
Audience effect
Kleptomania
Depression in childhood and adolescence
Motivational interviewing
Audience effect
Kleptomania
Depression in childhood and adolescence
Motivational interviewing
Audience effect
Kleptomania
Depression in childhood and adolescence
Net positive. She demonstrates knowledge in how to revert vandalism. In Motivational interviewing, this editor provided referencing to statements that were previously tagged with {{citation needed}} and helped copyedit the article. Her text additions were mostly retained to present. In Audience effect, she helped improving a stub article into a full fledged article that incorporates not just psychology information, but also media, military, political and law aspects. Net negative. User adds ref to support pre existing plagiarism within the article added here [19] from [20] or [21]. Most of the rest of the references are simply to a Wikipedia talk page.[22] In the next set of edits [23]. This text "Psychological systems should be designed to increase punishment" is exactly as it is in this source [24] as is this text " that if the audience was a female, males increased the intensity of conspicuous displays that can be used in communication with both males and females and decreased highly aggressive displays that are solely directed to males. If the audience was a male of similar size, there was no significant change in the way in which males displayed. These results suggest the presence of an audience could be one reason that many long-range and conspicuous signals are often shaped to transmit information to both males and females" to this source [25]. Editor in question is more or less copied in part of the abstract. This bit is word for word the same as the source "Male budgerigars,Melopsittacus undulatus, socially monogamous birds, actively pursue extra-pair copulations while breeding in captive flocks. Males are significantly more likely to engage in extra-pair activity when their mates" [26]