This is a discussion on 1% Rule within the Trends Forum forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by Ziwosa Examples please. Figured I would give you something to do. What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Â§ Harvard ...
I completely agree that a small percentage of people end up doing the large majority of the work in any endeavor, the old 80/20 rule. 1% seems a little extreme, but if you think about a website, how many of us really write new stuff for the websites we visit every day? It is probably closer to 1% than 20% in that scenario.
9 articles! Laughable. Also, most of these links refer to old studies. The internet grows fast.– The study did reveal inaccuracies in eight of the nine entries and exposed major flaws in at least two of the nine Wikipedia articles. Overall, Wikipedia's accuracy rate was 80 percent compared with 95‐96 percent accuracy within the other sources.Logical fallacy right there ... an argument can stand on its own regardless of the 'expertise' of who made the argument.and the expertise of the posters is not taken into consideration
I'm going to end this post with some relevant light humor.
Regardless, in any case, the reader should always be equally critical on any information they are reading. Doesn't matter who or where it was said.
I know many students are copy-paste their projects and that sucks... But... All those big-headed professors can still eat my shorts. Wikipedia introduced more fundamental concepts to the public for free than the ones they managed to explain in their classrooms properly.
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Something also to note is that Annotated Bibs are becoming more and more prevalent in business, in order to root out the wikipedia types. Its tough when you actually have to go to a real library or worse yet buy an Econ Journal subscription in order to include an article it in an industrial purchasing plan.
In the real world where things actually matter the 80% max accuracy rate of the Wiki falls short of the 95% average accuracy rate of a normal research paper.
Everyone wants 100%, but I think 95% is better than 80%, all things being equal.
Can you think of another source of information that has made Cut and Paste so simple? Wiki is a one stop shop for those who don't need highly reliable information. When people make something that is 80% correct on its best day out to be factual correct, they are deluding themselves.
I am having trouble understanding why people think that being 80% accurate is perfectly acceptable? Its not in school, its not at work, yet it is online.
I need to make more threads around here...