As Angela suggested, posting on the Village Pump is a great way to let
Wikipedians know about your idea. There's bound to be many willing to help.
Alternately, you could contact individual contributors. Last month
WikiInquirer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:WikiInquirer
) contacted a
seemingly random selection of Wikipedians for a survey. Perhaps you could
talk to him/her and see what technique was used, or what tips he or she has
on finding participants.
One way to get a really random selection of users is the largely
, which will
give you a random User: namespace page (and thus a random user) every time
you use it.
Anyway, I hope that helps. Good luck with your research. :)
On 23/04/07, Neni Pogarcic <npogarcic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I am currently busy with a research about virtual communities and
knowledge creation, and use Wikipedia as an experiment and test for the
illustration of knowledge creation. As background information, and thorough
understanding of Wikipedia I want to conduct interviews with Wikipedia
Does anyone has a useful mailing list for this, or another source where I
can reach Wikipedia contributors?
(Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
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