In 2013, a group of students in the Masters Programme of Business Administration at Bern University of Applies Sciences will take care of the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey.
We suggest a survey that contains two parts:
Part 1: The focus of part one is to provide an international and longitudinal comparison of the characteristics of WLM participants and to compare the characteristic of WLM participants with Wikimedia/Wikipedia contributors in general. This includes the analysis of participants' satisfaction and suggestions for improvement.
Part 1 will be administered among all WLM participants. The questionnaire will be largely inspired by the 2012 questionnaire in order to allow for longitudinal comparisons. The international WLM community could of course agree on any further questions to be included, provided that the questionnaire doesn't become excessively long. The survey results can be compared to findings from the analysis of automatically generated statistics for the contest (participants' statistics, number of pictures uploaded, ratio of newly registered users, etc.).
Part 2: The focus of part two is to provide chapters and WLM organizers with useful information about the WLM participants that helps them design more effective approaches for the acquisition and retention of new contributors.
Part 2 will be administered among WLM participants in countries where there is a chapter opt-in; by this means we will make sure that we don't raise expectations among participants in countries where there won't be any follow-up. The questionnaire will be developed together with interested chapters.
You'll find a project outline on the Wiki:
I'll use the opportunity of the meet-up on Thursday in Milano to shortly present the survey and to gather your feedback and expectations. - We would like to tailor the survey to your needs and interests - so please, be prepared to give us inputs! ;-)
Do not hesitate to contact me or Karthik if you have any questions or comments.
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