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Falling exam passes blamed on Wikipedia 'littered with inaccuracies'

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by NewsBot, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. NewsBot

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    The Scotsman is reporting:
    Falling exam passes blamed on Wikipedia 'littered with inaccuracies'
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    The Daily Texas Online is also reporting:
    Wikipedia elicits complaints of inaccuracy, unreliability
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  2. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    Podiatry Arena can insert wikipedia article into messages. See this thread on "This Day In..." (maybe a bit slow in loaded)

    Instructions on how to insert the articles is here under the BB Codes
     
  3. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    For eg, Wikipedia have there own article on its accuracy:

    Wikipedia:Accuracy dispute

    Some articles on Wikipedia may contain significant factual inaccuracies, i.e. information that is verifiably wrong. Wikipedia itself is not considered a reliable source. Articles for which much of the factual accuracy is actively disputed should have a {{Disputed}} warning place at the top, and they are listed at Category:Accuracy disputes. Also see a recent list of disputed articles, and the current list of articles that link here.

     
  4. Adrian Misseri

    Adrian Misseri Active Member

    Honestly, evidenced based practice in the medical and alied health fields should rely on good quality primary and secondary research, not on unreliable sources like this. Fortunately, we have many critical appraisal tools and heirachies of evidence that can be applied to research to ascertain it's usefulness, relevence and accuracy. A good clinician will have no use for non-reliable sources like Wikipedia in their practice, save for useless lunchroom facts. Think about what you're reading!
     
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