Is Wikipedia a reliable sorce of information?

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  • Is Wikipedia a reliable sorce of information?


Answer #1 | 10/12 2013 08:37
It is reliable source but if you dont want her to give you zero, better do it yourself lol..
Answer #2 | 10/12 2013 08:41
I think its relaible too, errors usualy get removed pretty quick. but what you can do is look up the subject on wikipedia at the bottom of the page there is always external reference links, get your info from them.
Answer #3 | 10/12 2013 08:37
Most of the information on wikipedia is perfectly fine but due to the vast amount of information uploaded to it everyday sometimes not all the information is checked before being published so some of it may be a bit wrong. I think it's ok to use it if you verify the information on it using another website.
Answer #4 | 10/12 2013 08:37
You teacher is absolutely correct. I have found numerous errors on it.
Answer #5 | 10/12 2013 08:43
She is right, a math teacher posted on purpose a wrong answer there, then he asked his students to solve a problem they all went there, copy the wrong answer in their homework and they got a zero.
Answer #6 | 10/12 2013 09:04
May not be best one but you can reliable on it.
Answer #7 | 10/12 2013 13:08
It depends in what you are interested, but I would say it is about 60-80% reliable source. It depends in what you are interested, but I would say it is about 60-80% reliable source.
Answer #8 | 10/12 2013 11:23
People are just now finding out that Wikipedia is an open source meaning anyone can edit it so something's may not be accurate because of this people are starting to think that it cannot be trusted, this is NOT true. Wikipedia may not be 100% reliable, but it is still the MOST reliable source on the internet. When doing a report in which Wikipedia is not an accepted source don't put Wikipedia as your source, use the author of the article's name as your source.
Answer #9 | 10/12 2013 10:02
Wikipedia is not considered a primary source. It is information posted to explain terms and events and people that came from other sources that are often shown in references at the bottom. It can be edited by anyone and is not necessarily verified. Although the information is very useful and tends to be very reliable, it is still considered 2nd-hand information instead of primary source. You can certainly continue to use wiki, but not when the teacher expects your information to be from more authoritative sources that are at least signed by an author. Wiki is anonymous.

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