29 Nov 2006

Experts Rate Wikipedia Higher Than Non Experts

A new Wikipedia study concludes that experts rate an article in their field of study more highly than do non-experts. Thomas Chesney admits that this is unexpected, but has a possible explanation:

"It may be the case that non–experts are more cynical about information outside of their field and the difference comes from a natural reaction to rate unfamiliar articles as being less credible."

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