[Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 19:15:19 UTC 2009

2009/3/4 Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com>:
> Phoebe writes:
> This is a very small, self-selected sample; there would be
>> no harm or cost associated with turning it on for a much larger
>> percentage (or all) of logged-in users on the top-ten languages, not
>> just English or German alone, which both have peculiarities associated
>> with being the largest Wikipedia communities.
> Is there a version of the survey that does *not* entail a self-selected
> sample?  The methodologist in me wants to know, because it seems to me that
> selection bias is inherent in any survey of this sort. (What's more, it
> seems fairly predictable in which direction that bias would skew results.)

Well, you could block access to all Wikimedia sites until someone from
your IP address has completely the survey. I wouldn't recommend it,

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