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Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students
Abstract Where students once were confined to the UWhere students once were confined to the University library, they are now at liberty to wander through cyber-space at will. There is evidence to suggest that student have been very quick to exploit the opportunities that the Internet can offer them. Students frequently cited search engines such as Google and Web 2.0 information sharing sites such as Wikipedia as the first places they look when seeking information for an assignment. Although a number of disciplines have accepted that Wikipedia can be viewed as an accurate and legitimate evidence source nurse educators tend to view Wikipedia with a degree of suspicion. The purpose of this paper is to carry out an exploratory study of health and health related content on a sample of Wikipedia site with the overall intention of assessing the quality of their source and supporting information. A 10% sample of health related Wikipedia entries were evaluated, with a total of 2598 references assessed. In total 1473 (56%) of the references citied on the Wikipedia pages reviewed could be argued to come from clearly identifiable reputable sources. This translates to a mean number of reputable sources of M=29 per Wikipedia entry. The quality of the evidence taken obtained from the 2500 plus references from over 50 Wikipedia pages was of sufficiently sound quality to suggest that, for health related entries, Wikipedia is appropriate for use by nursing students.s appropriate for use by nursing students.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments "The quality of the evidence taken obtained from the 2500 plus references from over 50 Wikipedia pages was of sufficiently sound quality to suggest that, for health related entries, Wikipedia is appropriate for use by nursing students" p. 135
Conclusion A 10% sample of health related Wikipedia eA 10% sample of health related Wikipedia entries were evaluated, with a total of 2598 references assessed. In total 1473 (56%) of the references citied on the Wikipedia pages reviewed could be argued to come from clearly identifiable reputable sources. This translates to a mean number of reputable sources of M = 29 per Wikipedia entry. The quality of the evidence taken obtained from the 2500 plus references from over 50 Wikipedia pages was of sufficiently sound quality to suggest that, for health related entries, Wikipedia is appropriate for use by nursing students.s appropriate for use by nursing students.
Data source Websites  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.004 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Bas%2Ban%2Bevidence%2Bsource%2Bfor%2Bnursing%2Band%2Bhealthcare%2Bstudents%22  +
Has author Carol A. Haigh +
Has domain Health + , Education + , Information systems +
Has topic Reliability + , Domain-specific student readership +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Nurse Education Today +
Research design Content analysis  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions The purpose of this paper is to carry out an exploratory study of health and health related content on a sample of Wikipedia site with the overall intention of assessing the quality of their source and supporting information.
Revid 11,094  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260691710000924  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:35:20  +
Categories Reliability  + , Domain-specific student readership  + , Health  + , Education  + , Information systems  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:33:01  +
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