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<ul><li>“ The best thing about wikipedia is that they have some information that can help while searching for research inf...
<ul><li>“ It is updated by random people, who may know everything about a topic or nothing at all.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ An...
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Survey results from middle school and high school students about Wikipedia

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  2. 2. Wikipedia Use in Schools: What is the first resource you to go when you are researching a topic for school? What is the first resource you to go when you are researching a topic for school? Google search 1197 (76 %) Textbook 144 (9 %) Library 74 (5 %) Wikipedia 101 (6 %) Other, please specify 60 (4 %)
  3. 3. Wikipedia Use in Schools: How often do you use printed reference books like encyclopedias for research? How often do you use printed reference books like encyclopedias for research? every day 60 (4 %) every week 284 (18 %) once a month 369 (24 %) less than once a month 855 (55 %)
  4. 4. Wikipedia Use in Schools: How often do you use the Internet for research? How often do you use the Internet for research? every day 780 (50 %) every week 633 (41 %) once a month 117 (7 %) less than once a month 32 (2 %)
  5. 5. Wikipedia Use in Schools: How often do you use Wikipedia in particular for research? How often do you use Wikipedia in particular for research? every day 90 (6 %) every week 367 (23 %) once a month 402 (26 %) less than once a month 708 (45 %)
  6. 6. Wikipedia Use in Schools: Does your school allow you to use or cite Wikipedia? Does your school allow you to use or cite Wikipedia? yes 625 (40 %) no 469 (30 %) Don't know, please specify 479 (30 %)
  7. 7. Wikipedia Use in Schools: How often do you use Wikipedia for personal use? How often do you use Wikipedia for personal use? every day 133 (8 %) every week 301 (19 %) once a month 341 (22 %) less than once a month 793 (51 %)
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ The best thing about wikipedia is that they have some information that can help while searching for research info.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It has everything you need to know! And it gives examples but not too much so it's not like you are reading a book.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It allows you to have references to work from instead of actually using the site.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Real people wrote it so it's more people friendly.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wikipedia, being written by the general public as it is, is often surprisingly comprehensive. It gives details to things that other reference sites omit, and the pages are regularly cleared out of incorrect or irrelevant information.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ That you can find anything. You can even find Star Wars facts.” </li></ul>Wikipedia Use in Schools: What do you think is the best thing about Wikipedia?
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ It is updated by random people, who may know everything about a topic or nothing at all.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anyone can update it, so the information can sometimes be unreliable.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Since it is user-edited, you have to verify it by looking for the information at another site. Also, sometimes there is so much on a page that it is difficult to find what you want, or it is poorly organized.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can never tell what really is true if they don't cite the source and it can't always be used in a project.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is by regular people, not necessarily a trustworthy source.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ People will under value the information on wikipedia because they have heard their friend bad mouth the credibility. rarely I find a page that is fake or tampered with by trolls (the internet variety)” </li></ul>Wikipedia Use in Schools: What do you think is the worst thing about Wikipedia?
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