I wrote my entire dissertation on a wiki. Despite the public, exploitable nature of wikis, the page saw very little outside interference — and almost no constructive participation from anyone else, including my committee, who knew it was there (one of them built the wiki I was writing on). The wiki now represents a late version which is more or less equivalent, content-wise; a final PDF of the document resides in the Teachers College library’s digital archives. The fact that the dissertation was written on a wiki means that a history of all revisions is also available, as well as early bibliography and working notes. My process was discussed in the context of other digital changes to academic research processes in the book Cyberscience 2.0.
I continued this research on a Google Academic Research grant, which I wrote myself, in 2011.
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