Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013/Participants' Survey

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Introduction / Study Design[edit]

For the 2013 participants' survey, a similar questionnaire was used as for the 2012 survey in order to allow for longitudinal comparisons. A number of modifications were made however in order to correct for shortcomings of the 2012 questionnaire which became apparent during data analysis (see the discussion page of the 2013 questionnaire for a list of modifications). Also two new questions were added: one regarding topics for future photo contests, and one asking the participants if and for what purpose they would like to be contacted by the contest organizers or their local chapter.

For the 2014 participants' survey, the same questionnaire will be used as for the 2013 participants' survey, with minor adaptations to account for the change of the year and to allow for the same questionnaire to be used for both Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth contests.

From April 2013 to January 2014, the work related to the participants' survey was supported by a group of students from the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Research Questions[edit]

  • What are the characteristics of WLM participants, and where are the differences to the other members of Wikipedia / Wikimedia?
  • How do the characteristics of WLM and its participants evolve over time?
  • How did the WLM participants like the contest? What would they like to see improved?
  • What motivates the participants to participate in the WLM contest and what else would they like to do in the Wiki community?
  • What differences are there between the countries? And how can they be explained?

Expected Benefits[edit]

  • The study provides further insights with regard to the particularities of the WLM contest, the characteristics of its participants and their view of the contest. It will also provide information on how these aspects develop over time. It will thus provide valuable input for the further development and transformation of the contest in the future.
  • The study helps chapters to better exploit the opportunities provided by the WLM contest with regard to the acquisition and retention of new contributors.
  • By providing international comparisons, the study facilitates the exchange of experiences and best practices across countries, as it sharpens people‚Äôs perception of international differences and helps them to take them into account in their exchanges.

Time Schedule 2014 Edition[edit]

31 August 2014: English version of the questionnaire has been finalized

5 September 2014: Start translations

30 September 2014: All translations are finished

10 October 2014; English version of invitation messages has been finalized; start translations

15 October 2014: Survey tool is ready with all the translations

20 October 2014: Translations of the invitation message are finished; Send out invitation to participate in the survey

5 November 2014: Send out reminder message

30 November 2014: Close the survey and export the data

Time Schedule 2013 Edition[edit]

30 April 2013: Project outline communicated to the international team, feedback received, requirements defined.

30 June 2013: Analytical frameworks, proposed questionnaires, and proposed data analysis strategy communicated to the international team, feedback received, requirements for the final version of the questionnaire defined.

25 August: English version of the questionnaire is finished and has been submitted to the intl. mailing list for feedback.

30 August: English version of the questionnaire has been finalized

5 September: Start translations

12 September: Reminder translations

19 September: Translations are finished

30 September: Survey tool is ready with all the language versions

2-week buffer

(16 October:) Effective Date: 25 November Send out invitation to participate in the survey (A message to the user pages of the contest participants was sent out using Wiki-Bot, without triggering an e-mail notification)

(26 October:) Effective Date: 17 December Send out the reminder message (A second message to the user page of the contest participants was sent out using Samat-Bot, triggering an e-mail notification)

Effective Date: 31 December 2013: Close the survey

Effective Date: 5 February 2014: Second data export (after correction of some programming issues)

Effective Date: 24 February 2014: Participants' contact data communicated to local organizers and chapters

Effective Date: 27 February 2014: Frequency analyses and basic statistics for the entire sample and per country uploaded to Commons

Further schedule to be negotiated with the WMF (Program Evaluation) and the WLM International Team.

Questionnaire[edit]

Analysis Plan[edit]

Survey Results[edit]

2012 Survey[edit]

See also: Public folder with dataset, survey statistics, syntax files, and documentation.

2013 Survey[edit]

See also: Public folder with dataset, survey statistics, syntax files, and documentation.

Contact Information[edit]

  • Arnau Duran (Data Analysis ??)
  • Beat Estermann, Research Associate, Bern University of Applied Sciences (Coordination; coaching of students for the 2013 survey)
Phone: +41 31 848 34 38
E-Mail: beat.estermann@bfh.ch

Links[edit]

Questions / Comments[edit]

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