I've followed the discussion re: surveys on this list recently. As a part of my Women
and Wikipedia IEG , I'll be deploying a survey re: gender and Wikipedia. I very
much want to be respectful of the community and of my participants; I'd also like to
have as many robust replies as possible.
I realize there isn't a standardized process, but if you've practical guidance re:
1) recruitment (e.g., user talk pages vs. mailing lists vs. notice boards) and 2) tools to
use (e.g., SurveyMonkey vs. an internal tool-which I've yet to discover), I'd love
to hear your thoughts.
I've suggested that former IEG grantees mentor new applicants. As a part of my work,
I'd like to document ways in which researchers can engage Wikipedians while respecting
their time, eliciting the best possible information, and reporting back to the community.
Amanda Menking (EN Mssemantics)