Britannica responds to Nature article

The journal Nature published an article comparing the accuracy of the online Encyclopedia Britannica to the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia (December 15, 2005 issue). It was widely reported that the results of this study showed little difference between the two. Of course this did not sit well with Britannica. They issued a response refuting the article and bringing up very valid questions about the Nature study. You can read the response at:

“Almost everything about the journal’s investigation, from the criteria for identifying inaccuracies to the discrepancy between the article text and its headline, was wrong and misleading.” – Britannica March 2006


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