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Google and segmentation of the Islamic finance body of knowledge

Hamour, Mohamed and Gasmelsid, Saadeldin Mansour (2019) Google and segmentation of the Islamic finance body of knowledge. International journal of fiqh and usul al-fiqh studies, 3 (1). pp. 109-116. E-ISSN 2600-8408

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The study sets out to make evident the existences of segmentation of the Islamic finance body of knowledge (BOK). The segmentation results from the combination of dependency of Islamic finance researchers on google and using Islamic finance terms (IFTs) as search keywords. The study defines Islamic finance terminology as the Arabic/Islamic terms unique to Islamic finance literature written in English, e.g. Shariah. A distinctive feature of Islamic finance terms is that a single term can have many spelling variations. Firstly, to validate the presence of BOK segmentation, we investigated spelling variation among IFTs through a variation analysis among a sample of chosen terms. Secondly, we established the dependency of producers and users of Islamic finance literature on online resources and especially Google and Google Scholar using a survey. Lastly, we observed segmentation in the BOK by examining the absence of search results that overlap for IFTs and their variations. The spelling variations among our samples ranged from zero to eight with an average of (4.8) spelling variations per IFT. The dependency rate on online resources among our respondents was (99%) on Google, while Google Scholar scored (98%). The search results’ analysis yielded zero overlaps between the search results confirming the actuality of segmentation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Segmentation, Islamic Finance Terms, Google, Body of Knowledge, Spelling Variation.
Subjects: BPL Islamic education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: DR Saad Eldin Mansour
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 12:56
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94172

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