Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership

  title={Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership},
  author={Chitu Okoli and Mohamad Mehdi and Mostafa Mesgari and Finn {\AA}rup Nielsen and Arto Lanam{\"a}ki},
Hundreds of scholarly studies have investigated various aspects of the immensely popular Wikipedia. Although a number of literature reviews have provided overviews of this vast body of research, none of them 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 also provide an analysis of research methods employed. The… CONTINUE READING
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