For those of you I
haven't already met: my name is Parul.
We are looking for Wikipedia editors of English and other language
Wikipedias to participate in a research study to observe and
understand Wikipedia editors' current reading and editing
practices on mobile devices (but we're interested other devices
and computers used in your editing and browsing too!). We have
partnered with Answerlab to carry out this
study with us in San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas.
Should you be
interested, your participation would involve 3 activities: 1)
Complete short online homework assignments, writing about yourself
and/or your daily habits 2) Participate in a short phone interview
in mid-September and 3) Participate in a 2 hour face-to-face
interview to be conducted on or close to September 22nd, 23rd,
26th. (times to be confirmed). The Wikimedia Foundation generally
discourages any research agency from offering monetary incentives
for participation, but all participants of this study will be
offered a monetary gift as our thanks. More importantly, we can
assure you an interesting conversation, excitement for Wikipedia
and its mission, and our gratitude and appreciation.
would be extremely valuable to us and will help shape the strategy
and development of the Wikipedia mobile properties and
experience. It is also key to helping us better understand the
more specific needs of editors like you so that we can support
those processes. In addition to Wikipedia editors, we'll also be
speaking with Wikipedia users in San Francisco, as well as Chicago
and Dallas. We have recently conducted similar work in India and
Brazil. Please see here (English only)  for more on this
If you'd like to
participate, please let us know by replying to myself and/or
Brennan, Nick, Sal, and the other folks at Answerlab at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 6th.
Also, if you know of editors in Chicago or Dallas that would like
to participate or know of appropriate mailing lists to reach
editors in those regions, please email me at email@example.com and my
colleague Mani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much,
-- Parul Vora Researcher + Designer Wikimedia Foundation email@example.com 415.839.6885 x6626