Hello Fellow Wiki Researchers,
I’ve recently posted a project proposal under the Inspire Campaign and would love feedback
from this community on the research proposal, Characterization of Editors on Wikipedia:
In order to accurately explore the main goals of the Inspire Campaign, we must be able to
effectively characterize our community. Any interventions that we develop should reflect
and match the needs of the target population, requiring a thorough understanding of the
traits and behaviors of our community of editors. As a direct extension of the recent
gender gap research on Wikipedia and to explore other potential areas of inequality, we’d
like to conduct another study that compares the traits of the super-editor, the active
editor (moderate editing), and the inactive editor (infrequent edits).
The proposed project would use an online self-report survey that is posted on editor talk
pages. The research team has experience conducting online surveys and will monitor
responses on this survey to identify any potential misuse of the survey (i.e. vandalism)
and/or outliers in the data. This entire project would only be implemented after an IRB
approval from the lead researcher's academic institution.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in developing this proposal!
The College of Staten Island and
The Graduate Center, CUNY