Sunday, March 25, 2012

Redefining research

I was interested to read in our local newspaper (hard copy!!) about Encyclopedia Britannica stopping printing their books and focusing on an online service.

Many years ago I remember some research where three groups of children were asked to find the answers to some research questions.
  1. Group one used the Encyclopedia Britannica books
  2. Group two used any site on the Internet
  3. Group three used the Encyclopedia Britannica CD Rom 
Guess which group consistently got the answers first?

It was Group 1, followed by Group 2 and finally Group 3. - It would be interesting to see how the children would get on now.

WikipediaI really like this graphic which shows how Wikipedia has developed over time and is now an acknowledged source of information.

1 comment: