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 How reliable and accurate is Wikipedia for research?

Answer 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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-How accurate is Wikipedia.org Are there legit editors Where's proof that it's reliable to do research?

Wikipedia is comparable in accuracy to other online and printed general reference works. Most Wikipedia editors are legitimate, if what you mean by legitimate is editors who are trying in good fait... Read More »
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Is wikipedia really reliable for research level reference.......?

It is not at all reliable for "research level reference." For research-level references, there are serious consequences for passing false information. That's not the case with Wikipedia.Think about... Read More »
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Do you think Wikipedia is reliable or untrustworthy as a research tool?

Untrustworthy; People tended to edit articles that contain false and personal information.
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How can Wikipedia be unacceptable for school research but reliable for other purposes?

Because, contrary to what right-wing nut jobs would have you think, professors have very little influence outside the classroom, which is the only place where there are well-defined negative conseq... Read More »
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