You can start by asking around in your own circle of aquaintance, and I'll
bet that such research will make you quickly realize that hard stats will
be very hard to discover, since in my circle, most of the women I know are
married and though their household contains a desktop, the desktop is owned
and operated by their husband, not them. In any official questionaire
served to them however, they are probably asked whether their household has
one, not whether they themselves are the primary user of one.

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Fæ <> wrote:

> On 28 August 2014 12:56, Jane Darnell <> wrote:
> > I agree with Gerard, and would add that a good portion of the new
> readers and "missing female editors" do not own or operate a desktop and
> are only available on mobile and tablet, so this is not only where the new
> readers are, but also where the "first edit" experience is for most women
> (and sadly, a corollary to that is that they don't try again after their
> first edit failure).
> mechanics of how this would work. We could do it, but reforming WMF is
> Every year we see many expensive surveys and funded research on women
> and Wikipedia, so presumably there are some verifiable statistics to
> support Jane's assertion that a significant difference between readers
> of Wikipedia is that men are significantly more likely to own or have
> access to a desktop compared to women that they might edit from.
> Can someone provide a link to the research that demonstrates this is
> more than apocryphal?
> Thanks,
> Fae
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