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Wikipedia and Undergraduate Research Trajectories
Lily Todorinova
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Wikipedia and Undergraduate Research Trajectories - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2015, written by Lily Todorinova.


Purpose – The purpose of this paper was to analyze undergraduate students’ use of Wikipedia bibliographies. The study has implications for Wikipedia as a “discovery tool” of library collections, library instructional practices and understanding the complex ecology of students’ research processes. Design/methodology/approach – Thirty undergraduate students were recruited from introductory English writing classes. A controlled survey was conducted in Qualtrics®, including the following sections: pre and post test of students’ understanding of authority/quality of sources; tasks analyzing participants’ choices for further research after reading a Wikipedia article; and students’ determination of the authority/quality of sources in Wikipedia reference pages, using an adapted version of the Turnitin® Source Educational Evaluation Rubric. Findings – The investigator found that students were unlikely to follow references they found in bibliographies of Wikipedia pages, unless instructed to do so. This was expres...


Wikipedia Quality

Todorinova, Lily. (2015). "[[Wikipedia and Undergraduate Research Trajectories]]". Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0086.

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Todorinova, Lily. (2015). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Wikipedia_and_Undergraduate_Research_Trajectories">Wikipedia and Undergraduate Research Trajectories</a>&quot;. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0086.