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"The sum of all human knowledge": A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia may be the best-developed attempWikipedia may be the best-developed attempt thus far to gather all human knowledge in one place. Its accomplishments in this regard have made it a point of inquiry for researchers from different fields of knowledge. A decade of research has thrown light on many aspects of the Wikipedia community, its processes, and its content. However, due to the variety of fields inquiring about Wikipedia and the limited synthesis of the extensive research, there is little consensus on many aspects of Wikipedia's content as an encyclopedic collection of human knowledge. This study addresses the issue by systematically reviewing 110 peer-reviewed publications on Wikipedia content, summarizing the current findings, and highlighting the major research trends. Two major streams of research are identified: the quality of Wikipedia content (including comprehensiveness, currency, readability, and reliability) and the size of Wikipedia. Moreover, we present the key research trends in terms of the domains of inquiry, research design, data source, and data gathering methods. This review synthesizes scholarly understanding of Wikipedia content and paves the way for future studies.tent and paves the way for future studies.
Abstractsub Wikipedia may be the best-developed attempWikipedia may be the best-developed attempt thus far to gather all human knowledge in one place. Its accomplishments in this regard have made it a point of inquiry for researchers from different fields of knowledge. A decade of research has thrown light on many aspects of the Wikipedia community, its processes, and its content. However, due to the variety of fields inquiring about Wikipedia and the limited synthesis of the extensive research, there is little consensus on many aspects of Wikipedia's content as an encyclopedic collection of human knowledge. This study addresses the issue by systematically reviewing 110 peer-reviewed publications on Wikipedia content, summarizing the current findings, and highlighting the major research trends. Two major streams of research are identified: the quality of Wikipedia content (including comprehensiveness, currency, readability, and reliability) and the size of Wikipedia. Moreover, we present the key research trends in terms of the domains of inquiry, research design, data source, and data gathering methods. This review synthesizes scholarly understanding of Wikipedia content and paves the way for future studies.tent and paves the way for future studies.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1002/asi.23172  +
Has author Mostafa Mesgari + , Chitu Okoli + , Mohamad Mehdi + , Finn Årup Nielsen + , Arto Lanamäki +
Has keyword Systematic literature review + , Information quality +
Has paywall mirror http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23172/epdf  +
Has reference Wikipedia research and tools: Review and comments + , A Brief Review of Studies of Wikipedia in Peer-Reviewed Journals + , Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: a systematic review of scholarly research on wikipedia readers and readership +
Has remote mirror http://www2.compute.dtu.dk/pubdb/views/edoc_download.php/6784/pdf/imm6784.pdf  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
License All Rights Reserved +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 219–245  +
Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology +
Related dataset WikiLit +
Title "The sum of all human knowledge": A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia +
Type journal article  +
Volume 66  +
Year 2015 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 March 2015 15:16:30  +
Categories Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 March 2015 15:22:09  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. February 2015  +
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