What do you guys think? Most teachers and professors I've come across prohibit the use of Wikipedia on their papers because most of its pages can be edited anonymously by anyone. In fact, my Chemistry teacher prohibited the use of Wikipedia as a source but listed Yahoo! Answers as an example source, even though Yahoo! Answers can also be edited by any user with a Yahoo! account. Others have argued that Wikipedia's accuracy is not nearly as bad as it is perceived because vandals are usually reverted and unsourced information is usually removed. Still others advocate the use of Wikipedia to get a general view of the subject, but using peer-reviewed articles to verify the research.
Should Wikipedia be allowed on school projects?
NO. Some information is still inaccurate. P.S. I use it anyway.
Depends on the subject. If you're researching a TV show or a movie I would say yes. For a research paper on say, sociology, I would say no, as my professor makes his opinion known with these pictures:
There are far more constructive editors on Wikipedia than there are vandals. Vandalism is usually reverted pretty quickly, so I'd say yes.
(That's my excuse whenever I put Wikipedia in a bibliography)
My teachers don't limit sources. They let us research stuff as much as we want o Wikipedia and they don't care unless if another kid plagerizes (Sorry, it's a bit of a mouthful to say - and spell!!!).
Heck, I even have the Wikipedia app on my iPod Touch!!!
Like I used to use Wikipedia before I discovered Bulbapedia. There was only one time we HAD to use Wikipedia because our teacher knew that the information is correct.
Why Wikipedia is the best resource on the internet