[Foundation-l] Is random article truly random

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at gmx.net
Fri Oct 21 01:48:32 UTC 2011

* Andreas K. wrote:
>The median and quartiles are on page 7 of the report:
>Valid responses were received from  respondents between 10 – 85 years.
>Overall, the average age of the Wikipedians that participated in the survey
>is 25.22 years. Half of the respondents are younger than 22 years. The most
>frequent age that can be observed within the respondents is 18
>years. Splitting the respondents in four equally large age groups shows that
>25% are younger than 18 years old, 25% are between 18 and 22, a further 25%
>are between 22 and 30 (e.g. half of the respondents are between 18 and 30
>years) and the remaining 25% are between 30 and 85 years old. There is a
>slight age difference between readers and contributors - readers are, on
>average, 24.79 years old while contributors show an average age of 26.14
>years. Finally, female respondents are younger (23.79 years) than male ones
>(25.69 years).

You made a point about editorial judgement and age, so I looked at data
on editor age. As far as I can tell, the above only mentions the average
age of "contributors", it does not say "The median age of contributors
is 30 years" or some such thing.
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