From the Academy to the Wiki: Practical Applications of Scholarly Research on Wikipedia

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From the Academy to the Wiki: Practical Applications of Scholarly Research on Wikipedia

Presenters Chitu Okoli (Concordia University, Montréal), Kira Schabram (Concordia University, Montréal), Bilal Abdul Kader (Concordia University, Montréal)
Themes AcademicCommunities
About the presenters
Chitu Okoli is an Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal
Kira Schabram is a masters student in Management Information Systems at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal
Bilal Abdul Kaderis a PhD student in Finance at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal
Abstract

To date, over 400 peer-reviewed scholarly studies have researched various aspects of Wikipedia. These studies contribute valuable knowledge in understanding the inner workings of Wikipedia and can serve to continuously improve it. In this presentation, we offer a coherent synthesis of the scholarly research that has been conducted on Wikipedia, highlighting the main research trends, summarizing the key findings, and identifying the gaps and unanswered questions. Based on these findings, we apply the research conclusions to the practical functioning of Wikipedia and highlight implications for policy and administration for Wikipedia contributors, administrators, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Language English