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Is Wikipedia unsuitable as a clinical information resource for medical students?
Abstract Guiding students’ use of clinical informatGuiding students’ use of clinical information resources is an important role of a medical program, given the need to establish information literacy, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning habits amongst medical students. Observations that students were citing Wikipedia and concerns about the Google generation's information handling prompted us to compare this source with long-standing information resources (Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) 2008).nformation Systems Committee (JISC) 2008).
Added by wikilit team No but verified  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Non-peer-reviewed letter to editor. However, the methodology of this analysis seemed suitably rigorous.
Conclusion The entries in Wikipedia, in comparison wiThe entries in Wikipedia, in comparison with the other resources, were easy to access, navigate and well presented. Although reasonably concise and current, the Wikipedia entries failed to cover key aspects of two of the topics, and contained some factual errors. Wikipedia was judged unsuitable for medical judged unsuitable for medical students.
Data source Websites  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.3109/01421590903498412 +
Google scholar url  +
Has author Michael P. Pender + , Kaye Lasserre + , Christopher Del Mar + , Lisa Kruesi + , Satyamurthy Anuradha +
Has domain Health + , Education +
Has topic Comprehensiveness + , Currency + , Readability and style + , Reliability + , Health information source + , Domain-specific student readership +
Issue 12  +
Pages 1095-1096  +
Peer reviewed No  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Medical Teacher +
Publisher Informa Healthcare +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions Is Wikipedia suitable as a clinical information resource for medical students?
Revid 11,166  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Is Wikipedia unsuitable as a clinical information resource for medical students?
Unit of analysis Article  +
Volume 31  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2012 08:17:02  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Currency  + , Readability and style  + , Reliability  + , Health information source  + , Domain-specific student readership  + , Health  + , Education  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:29:07  +
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