Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Facts and Fallacies - Cultural Representations of Mental Health
- 1 Booking a place
- 2 Join the event!
- 3 About the event
- 4 How do I prepare?
- 5 Further reading: Wikipedia's main policies
- 6 Programme
- 7 Trainers
- 8 Hit list of articles to be created or improved
- 9 Looking for ideas
- 10 The Manual of Style
- 11 Sources
- 12 Outcomes - Content created
- 13 What can I do after the event?
- 14 External links
- 15 Participants - Sign Up Here!
|Mental Health edit-a-thon 2018 in a nutshell:|
Booking a place
Booking is now open and you can book here.
Join the event!
Click here to join the Facts and Fallacies event page.
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About the event
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? On Wednesday, 14 November, the University’s Information Services team are hosting an edit-a-thon as part of Wellbeing Week. Full Wikipedia editing training will be given at the beginning of the workshop. Thereafter the afternoon’s editathon will focus on improving the quality of articles about all things related to mental health.
Working together with liaison librarians, archivists & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles covering areas which could stand to be improved.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of mental health!
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Desktop computers are provided but feel free to bring your own laptop if you prefer.
- Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit - please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
- If you have time then the Wikipedia Adventure is a fun, informative & easy to follow tutorial you can do at home in 45-60 minutes which takes you through Wikipedia's main policies & guidelines and introduces you to Wikipedia's Source Editor.
- Visual Editor user guide
Further reading: Wikipedia's main policies
- Wikipedia:Five pillars
- Wikipedia:Neutral point of view
- Wikipedia:No original research
- Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest
- Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources
You should use high quality reliable published secondary sources to help research your article and draft it in your sandbox area using the new Visual Editor interface. Please note that primary sources should not be used as references for your article. Further details on Wikipedia's guidelines for identifying reliable sources for medical articles can be found here.
Please also consult the Manual of Style for Medical-related articles.
Within this there is guidance about section headings and article structuring.
Articles should be written for a lay audience with technical terminology explained the first time it is mentioned. Avoid close paraphrasing - copyrighted material is not allowed on Wikipedia. Images hosted on Wikimedia Commons must be openly licensed (Public Domain, CC-0, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA licenses are allowed).
Use the CC Search tool to find open-licensed images.
- 1:30-2:30pm Welcome and Wikipedia training
- 2.30pm to 5pm Choosing an article and 'EDIT'!
- 5pm-5.30pm - Publishing your edits
Hit list of articles to be created or improved
Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.
All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.
The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!
Pages to improve
Mental health representations in film and television
- A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926) - missing information about the film's theatrical/home media releases, and initial reception. First line has been deemed inaccurate. Can the article be expanded and improved with more references.
- Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
- Gaslight (1944 film) (George Cukor, 1944)
- Spellbound (1945 film) (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945)
- Whirlpool (1949 film) (Otto Preminger, 1950)
- The Three Faces of Eve (Nunnally Johnson, 1957)
- Asylum (1972 documentary film) - stub article only.
- Demons of the Mind (Peter Sykes, 1972)
- The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) - Citations needed.
- Frances (Graeme Clifford, 1982)
- An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, 1990)
- Girl, Interrupted (James Mangold, 1999)
- In Absentia (Stephen and Timothy Quay, 2000)
- Prozac Nation (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 2001)
- Lunacy (Jan Švankmajer, 2005)
- Mad Detective (Johnnie To, 2007) - Confusing plot summary, needs improved.
- A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, 2011)
- Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012)
- Inside Out (Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015)
- Mad to Be Normal (Robert Mullan, 2017)
- Killing Eve (BBC1, 2018)
- Maniac (Netflix, 2018)
- Eat Pray Love (Ryan Murphy, 2010)
- We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)
- The Orphan (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2009)
- The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976) - needs expansion and extra citations added for verification.
Also how useful/helpful/accurate are the pages on?
- Mindfulness - needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources.
- Psychological resilience
- Creativity and mental illness - needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources.
- Psychogenic amnesia and more.
Pages to be created
Looking for ideas
We’ve created this Google form to help crowdsource ideas of pages that should be created or improved so feel free to share with appropriate colleagues. Suggest a page to create/improve for our editathon
But where to start looking ?
You can check Wikipedia’s category tree system for ideas of articles (or categories of articles) to look at to see what needs improved or what is missing entirely.
E.g. Category:Well-being, Category:Stress, Category:Mental health in the United Kingdom, History of mental health in the United Kingdom or Category:Neuroscience stubs or Mental and behavioural disorders (this area was identified as having areas of potential misinformation), Category:Life skills, Mental health stubs (stubs are the shortest articles on Wikipedia so are ones likely needing improved in terms of expanding the article with facts from reliable published secondary sources). E.g. WikiProject Psychiatry stub articles and Psychology stubs.
Improvements could mean creating new pages (all we need for a new page is at least 50-100 words based on facts from at least 3 reliable published secondary sources to get started) or:
- expanding pages with more information
- updating pages with more current information
- correcting misinformation
- adding citations
- adding images/diagrams.
- improving the tone or language used so it is more neutral, factual, up-to-date
- writing more about the UK/Scottish context
- improving links to/from pages and categories used.
If you have any suggestions of pages to create/improve based on your experience of the subject and having a cursory look at the content on Wikipedia then please do suggest an improvement here:
It will just take a couple of mins to make your suggestion and will really help us prioritise where we should focus our efforts so we get accurate information out there. .
The Manual of Style
Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Manual of Style for Biographies including how to begin the lead paragraph.
- Manual of Style for Novels which includes how to begin the article and what the body of the article should broadly include.
- Manual of Style for Writing about Fiction
- Manual of Style for Biographies of Living Persons
- Wikipedia:Notability (books) - Check that the article is notable enough for inclusion on Wikipedia
- Wikipedia is a tertiary resource, which relies upon secondary sources. Wikipedia is not a place for original research.
- For more guidance on the use of sources, see this guide here.
- We will provide a variety of reference books on the day.
- Editors will also have access to some University of Edinburgh e-resources.
- Search for articles on Google Scholar
- Try the Wikipedia Library's list of free resources
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Hathi Trust Digital Library - 100s of novels & other assorted texts
- Shareable Images can be found through a Creative Commons search(which includes Google, Flickr & Wikicommons in its search).
- MLA International Bibliography
- Oxford Biographies Online
- Oxford Handbooks Online
- Academic Video Online
- Art & Architecture Archive
- The University of Edinburgh image collections
- DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
- Edinburgh Research Archive. For theses produced at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Research Archive
- Proquest Dissertations
- More at: Edinburgh University Library - Theses database
Outcomes - Content created
To be determined.
To be determined.
Editors in attendance
To be determined.
What can I do after the event?
You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:
Participants - Sign Up Here!
Prior to the event:
- RSVP: email@example.com
- Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
- No? Create a Wikipedia account
- Yes? Go to Step #2
- Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page