Matt Vetter (English Composition and Applied Linguistics) has published an article, "Broadening Representations of Rhetoric in Wikipedia: Disciplinary Praxis as Graduate Pedagogy and Research," in the journal Studies in Higher Education.

Vetter's article reports on a qualitative study examining Wikipedia-based practices in doctoral education. Drawing from two methodologies, participatory action research and teacher research, and utilizing a method of collaborative reflective inquiry for the collection of data, this research examines graduate students' reflective writing regarding their experience with a Wikipedia-based assignment. Analysis provides insight into students' understanding of Wikipedia editing as a form of disciplinary praxis and teacher training that enables expansion of academic knowledge in the encyclopedia, while also highlighting specific challenges related to this form of pedagogy. Finally, this article offers specific recommendations for Wikipedia-based education.

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