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 Do you use Wikipedia for your research Why and why not?

Answer Maybe for really weird sex stuff, newly-minted urban legends and the latest reality show results. But never for anything when a grade or a paycheck is riding on it. By the time you enter grad schoo... Read More »
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Is Wikipedia an okay website for doing research?

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Likewise, you can put footnotes on a Wikipedia article, but it's still a Wikipedia article. No one bothers to check whether the footnotes are ac... Read More »
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Why do you use Wikipedia for research papers?

You could use Wikipedia as a source to guide you to other references that could be used in a research paper, but it shouldn't be used on its own because the user-generated content may not be accurate.
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Wikipedia in academic research?

Its only role is when studying popular misconceptions. Any information obtained from Wikipedia must be regarded as suspect and treated like a handkerchief coughed on by a leper. Looks harmless enou... Read More »
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How reliable and accurate is Wikipedia for research?

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 ... Read More »
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