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The Wikiversity community has been called upon to develop guidelines for original research that will apply to Wikiversity websites in all languages.

Proposal: Lessen rules about external references

Einstein would be unable to publish his special relativity on Wikiversity. No doubt it is wrong. Also, Wikiversity was planned to be modeled after real-world universities and now happens to have stricter rules on original research than real-world universities. It is wrong.

The main trouble is: Wikiversity editors require "Arguments pro and con would need to be supported by additional resources. A single perspective is likely not sufficient." (a quote from Dave Braunschweig at Wikiversity:Help desk). I have not found this rule in the official rules, but Dave has the power to delete and this needs to be dealt with. Need to say about this explicitly in the official rules.

Einstein would be unable to publish at Wikiversity because before publication his work surely was not supported by additional resources. Additional resources appear after some time after publication of a new idea, not before it.

So the world completely lacks a media for publishing new ideas (yes, personal opinions) except of private Websites. That's bad.

We need a way to publish new ideas and even personal opinions.

We can introduce the following rule: "A personal opinion published at Wikiversity shall be not easily provable to be false by field experts, neither shall it be an unfounded opinion, but shall provide some arguments (but not necessarily proofs) for the opinion)."

Another problem is that when somebody would publish his personal opinion, it is hard for his to follow NPOV, because he is not himself one of his opponents. So we should explicitly state: "Personal opinions can be published as original research. When publishing somebody's opinion as original research, it is allowed to omit opposing views in the hope that these may be added later." --VictorPorton (talk) 18:18, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Special projects committee resolution 2006-39A

The SPC recommends the creation of a beta Wikiversity project, to be hosted at the domain, as per its scope, starting in August.

Wikiversity project, to be hosted at the domain, as per its scope, starting in August.

Le projet sera consacré à la collecte de ressources pédagogiques multilingues gratuites et à soutenir les communautés qui utilisent ces ressources pour enseigner et apprendre ensemble.

These guidelines will be reviewed by the SPC at the end of the beta period. (source)

14 août 2006 instructions du conseil d'administration

(source, par m:User:Anthere Anthere membre du conseil)

  • "..... guidelines should be developped, *in particular* with regards to collaborative research. We would hope that these guidelines are as much as possible developped on the beta site (in particular collaborative research), so that all languages share a common goal and a few common non negociable rules."
  • La phase préparatoire du projet durera six mois, au cours de laquelle des lignes directrices pour d'autres utilisations potentielles du site, y compris la recherche collaborative, seront développées sur le bêtawiki.

Voir aussi

Wikiversity Policies Clockinwork

Research Guidelines
Scope of Research
Review Board

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