I'm forwarding this announcement to Wikpedia-l. I haven't asked what the
researchers' practices are for securing user data, and if privacy is
important to you then you may not want to participate. but if you're open
with your identity and location and would like to participate in a study
about mid-sized and small-sized Wikipedias then this study may interest you.
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From: Lucie-Aimée Kaffee <kaffee(a)soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM
Subject: [Wikidata] Participate in research to support Wikipedia editors
To: Discussion list for the Wikidata project <wikidata(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We are PhD researchers at the University of Southampton working on
supporting underserved language communities in Wikipedia with the help of
We need your help! We work on generating text and want to understand how to
support editors when creating new articles. We are currently conducting a
series of interviews to understand the needs of the community better.
We are looking for editors of Wikipedia, that would be available to do said
interviews remotely (via google hangout or skype) in English. (The editing
will still be in your native language of course.) We focus on
under-resourced languages, meaning any but the top 5 Wikipedias in terms of
article and editor count.
It should take about 30 minutes of your time and would get us a better
insight into how to support small-language communities better.
The interviews will take place in the next two weeks. All of the data will
Please find more information in the Participant Information Sheet:
If you want to participate and help us improving access to Wikipedia for
under-resourced language communities, just send me an E-Mail at
kaffee(a)soton.ac.uk or sign up to be contacted here:
You don’t need any prior experience
beside Wikipedia editing.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Web and Internet Science Group
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
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