Protocol for a Systematic Literature Review of Research on the Wikipedia

Proceedings of the International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES)

8 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2013

Date Written: October 27, 2009

Abstract

Context: Wikipedia has become one of the ten-most visited sites on the Web, and the world’s leading source of Web reference information. Its rapid success has attracted over 400 scholarly studies that treat Wikipedia as a major topic or data source.

Objectives: This article presents a protocol for conducting a systematic mapping (a broad-based literature review) of research on Wikipedia. It identifies what research has been conducted; what research questions have been asked, and which have been answered and which remain unanswered; and what theories and methodologies have been employed to study Wikipedia.

Methods: This protocol follows the rigorous methodology of evidence-based software engineering to conduct a systematic mapping study.

Results and conclusions: The study specified by this protocol is currently in progress, and has thus far identified over 400 studies. Sample preliminary results are presented.

This is the longer form of a poster summary published in the referenced proceedings.

Keywords: Wikipedia, systematic literature review, open content, open source

Suggested Citation

Okoli, Chitu and Schabram, Kira, Protocol for a Systematic Literature Review of Research on the Wikipedia (October 27, 2009). Proceedings of the International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291710

Chitu Okoli (Contact Author)

SKEMA Business School ( email )

Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci (PULV)
Esplanade Mona Lisa - Courbevoie
Paris la Défense, 92916
France

HOME PAGE: http://chitu.okoli.org/pro

Kira Schabram

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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