Jun 15, 2011

Wikipedia Information Accuracy

How does Wikipedia compare to a traditional encyclopedia?

From Time magazine:

In a study in the journal Nature, researchers chose articles from a wide range of topics from both Wikipedia and the knowledge standard-bearer, Encyclopedia Britannica. The experts sent those entries to "relevant" field experts for peer review.

The verdict? The journal found eight serious errors in the articles — four from each side. However, they also discovered many more minor factual errors, like omissions and misleading statements — 162 in Wikipedia and 123 in Britannica.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2042333_2042334_2042491,00.html #ixzz1CuqnTOqa

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