Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stats on college student use of Wikipedia for research projects

A recent study shows that approximately half of all college students turn to Wikipedia for course-related research projects.  Most of those students use it at either the beginning, or towards the end, of their research trail.  The Law Librarian Blog has a nice pie-chart illustrating the different ways students make use of Wikipedia in connection with their research projects.

As we've previously reported, courts are beginning to grapple with whether Wikipedia entries are admissible in court.  In this case, a Texas court refused to take judicial notice of a Wikipedia entry reasoning that the online resource is "inherently too unreliable" because anyone can create or revise a post.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl) 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2010/03/stats-on-college-student-use-of-wikipedia-for-research-projects.html

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