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Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership
Abstract Hundreds of scholarly studies have investiHundreds of scholarly studies have investigated various aspects of Wikipedia. Although a number of literature reviews have provided overviews of this vast body of research, none has specifically focused on the readers of Wikipedia and issues concerning its readership. In this systematic literature review, we review 99 studies to synthesize current knowledge regarding the readership of Wikipedia and provide an analysis of research methods employed. The scholarly research has found that Wikipedia is popular not only for lighter topics such as entertainment but also for more serious topics such as health and legal information. Scholars, librarians, and students are common users, and Wikipedia provides a unique opportunity for educating students in digital literacy. We conclude with a summary of key findings, implications for researchers, and implications for the Wikipedia community. implications for the Wikipedia community.
Abstractsub Hundreds of scholarly studies have investiHundreds of scholarly studies have investigated various aspects of Wikipedia. Although a number of literature reviews have provided overviews of this vast body of research, none has specifically focused on the readers of Wikipedia and issues concerning its readership. In this systematic literature review, we review 99 studies to synthesize current knowledge regarding the readership of Wikipedia and provide an analysis of research methods employed. The scholarly research has found that Wikipedia is popular not only for lighter topics such as entertainment but also for more serious topics such as health and legal information. Scholars, librarians, and students are common users, and Wikipedia provides a unique opportunity for educating students in digital literacy. We conclude with a summary of key findings, implications for researchers, and implications for the Wikipedia community. implications for the Wikipedia community.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1002/asi.23162  +
Has author Chitu Okoli + , Mohamad Mehdi + , Mostafa Mesgari + , Finn Årup Nielsen + , Arto Lanamäki +
Has keyword Systematic literature review + , Readership +
Has paywall mirror http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23162/epdf  +
Has remote mirror http://www2.compute.dtu.dk/pubdb/views/edoc_download.php/6785/pdf/imm6785.pdf  +
Issue 12  +
Language English +
License All Rights Reserved +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 2381-2403  +
Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology +
Related dataset WikiLit +
Title Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership +
Type journal article  +
Volume 65  +
Year 2014 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 March 2015 15:10:32  +
Categories Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 March 2015 16:06:29  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. December 2014  +
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