Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Study finds Wikipedia as accurate as the Encyclopedia Brittanica

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."




 

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Instructions:  
Read the article linked above.  Answer the following questions in a comment below.  Do not repeat what others have already said.  Contribute your own relevant, unique viewpoint to the conversation.

  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia


        N.B.  Everyday reference is different than academic research.  For more on how this difference applies to you (as a student):   Wikipedia:Academic use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia