How Students Use Wikipedia
March 17, 2010
College students love Wikipedia, and a study published in the journal First Monday offers details on how they use the Web encyclopedia. Among the findings of a survey at six different colleges:
- A majority frequently used it for background information, but less often than they used course readings and Google.
- Architecture, engineering, and science majors were more likely to use Wikipedia for course research than were those in other majors.
- Wikipedia is generally used in combination with other information, not alone.
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