Submissions/Editor surveys: Taking the pulse of the community

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Submission no. 
4017
Subject no. 
E2
Title of the submission
Type of submission
presentation
Author of the submission
Tilman Bayer
Country of origin
Germany (living in the US)
Affiliation
Wikimedia Foundation (Senior Operations Analyst)
E-mail address
tbayer@wikimedia.org
Username
Tbayer
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract
This presentation will highlight some of the results of the 2012 editor survey, which was the largest conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation so far. E.g.: A detailed picture of the community's satisfaction with the work of the Foundation in various areas, data on editor experiences including over 8000 respondents describing in their own words their most important motivation to contribute (analyzed quantitatively), and demographic statistics, compared with the previous two WMF-run editor surveys. If time permits, I will include a more general look at online editor surveys and their methodological issues, and discuss ongoing and future work.
Detailed proposal
The 2010-15 strategic plan envisages the Foundation conducting regular surveys "to take the pulse of the community and identify pressing issues or concerns". Besides these general editor surveys, smaller surveys have come to be used more frequently by the Foundation and others to gauge the views of Wikimedians on more specialized topics. In particular, they can give a voice to those who are less inclined to participate in public discussions on the wikis and mailing lists.
Somewhat comparable to the presentation about the first WMF-run editor survey at Wikimania 2011, this presentation will first highlight some of the results of the 2012 editor survey, which was the largest conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation so far. E.g.: A detailed picture of the community's satisfaction with the work of the Foundation in various areas, data on editor experiences including over 8000 respondents describing in their own words their most important motivation to contribute (analyzed quantitatively), and demographic statistics such as gender, compared with the previous two WMF-run editor surveys. If time permits, I will include a more general look at online editor surveys and their methodological issues, and discuss ongoing and future work. Depending on the audience, this could also touch more technical topics such as the choice of survey platform/software, reporting and analysis tools, and privacy topics.
Track
  • Analysis and Public Engagement
Length of presentation/talk
Can be adjusted, 15-25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
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  1. Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 01:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  2. CT Cooper · talk 19:28, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  3. Aegis Maelstrom (talk) 14:37, 2 May 2013 (UTC) Definitely I need to see your outcome. Regardless of accepting your submission, would you be that kind to summarize and publish your results with your interpretation?
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