Protocol for a systematic literature review of research on the Wikipedia

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Protocol for a systematic literature review of research on the Wikipedia is a 2009 conference paper written in English by Chitu Okoli, Kira Schabram and published in International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems.

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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 1,000 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, which have been answered; 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: This protocol reports a study in progress.

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