This is great to hear you are working on this. I haven't seen much about
how wikipedia in the classroom influences "real world" outcomes for
students and it is a much needed space for research to help make the case
for the Education Program to school administration. I am aware that WikiEd
is working on a project
<https://wikiedu.org/blog/2016/09/14/mr-8-2016/#more-9076> to learn more
about classroom outcomes in the U.S., but I'm not sure how that is going.
You can probably reach out to them for more information.
I am more than happy to help with the design of the questions.
All the best,
On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 1:23 AM, Piotr Konieczny <piokon(a)post.pl> wrote:
My new research project, inspired by the following CfP (
<http://www.asanet.org/journals/TS/SpecialIssueCall.cfm>)* aims at trying
to judge how effective our teaching assignments on Wikipedia have been, in
the context of my globalization lectures in which students have created or
expanded dozens of Wikipedia articles (you can see partial list of articles
created by my students at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
User:Piotrus/Educational_project_results to get an idea of what I had
them to do over the past few years). It is clear that Wikipedia benefits,
but what about the students? Here are my two questions to you.
First, my main source of data is going to be a survey of my former
students (N<100). I wonder if anyone is familiar with literature on
relevant metrics (i.e. how to design a survey to measure the effectiveness
of a teaching instrument)? I have never surveyed students before, and while
I am in the middle of a lit review, any suggestions would be appreciated. I
am somewhat familiar with the literature on teaching with Wikipedia, but
sadly few works have published surveys used. If anything comes to mind that
you think would be good to use for comparative studies, that would also be
Second, here is my draft survey: http://tinyurl.com/hehckvs
I'd appreciate any comments: is it too long? Are some questions ambiguous?
Unnecessary? Leading and creating bias in subsequent questions? Should I
rephrase something? Should I ask something else?
Thank you for any comments, and do not hesitate to be critical - I'd much
rather redo the survey now then after I send it out :)
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