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 How can people use wikipedia as a source?

Answer They imagine it actually has correct info. They don't bother to check a primary source and just use it as a cheap shortcut to avoid having to think about answers.If I see someone quoting big chunks... Read More »
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Why do people use "Wikipedia" as a reference source?

Some of you miss the point. An encyclopedia is SUPPOSED to be a source of FACT not opinion. It is NOT an encyclopedia!
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Why do people on here use wikipedia.org as a source?

Ill be honest. . .it is so much easier. It tends to be a summary and even though it isnt realiable normally they have sites as references that you can go to that are. It makes a good starting point.
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Why do people use wikipedia as a refernce source... ?

to put something on wikipedia, you must be a member and it has limited vetting and abuse report (like yahoo)academically it is frowned upon if cited as been unreliable evidence.the benefit are tha... Read More »
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Why do people quote wikipedia as an unimpeachable source.....?

It is generally ok but should not be the end of your research if you need serious information. Middlebury College has prohibited students from using it as a cited source in papers since it can be ... Read More »
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