> Thanks Luis. added my notes next to yours.
>
> Hi, Michal-
> Very interesting, thanks for sharing! Some comments in-line:
>
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 2:59 AM, Michal Lester <mles...@wikimedia.org.il>
> wrote:
>
> > We are pleased to share with you the initial results of the HEWP editors
> > survey:
> >
> >
> > Wikimedia Israel conducted an editors’ survey in August among HEWP
> editors.
> > The questionnaire was based on the WMNL survey in order to to enable
> > international learning  in the future.
> >
> > The survey had two target audiences: active editors (with voting rights
> > [1])
> > and contributors. The questionnaire was the same but distributed
> > differently. Active editors got an invitation to participate on their
> talk
> > page, while contributors were invited through a “Sitenotice”. Some 151
> > active editors and 171 contributors participated.
> >
> > *Gender*: Almost 20% of the respondents were women.
> >
> > Among the active editors, only 10% were women whereas 29% of the
> > contributors were women. The explanations (open answers) for limited
> > diversity among the editors ranged from a negative work atmosphere to a
> > conservative point of view about gender roles.
> >
> > Editors in general did not find the low participation of women negatively
> > affects the coverage of topics in Wikipedia.
>
>
> Did this vary by gender? i.e., do both men and women agree that low
> participation affects coverage?
>

  We checked again the data and there is difference but not significant.
But most of the women (82%) think that
low participation of women has an impact on the working environment. While
men (44%) think that it has only some impact.

>
>
> > Answering a question about how
> > to increase the participation of women, respondents offered workshops,
> > encouraging high school students to participate, expanding the wiki-women
> > group and providing general support.
> >
> > *New editors*: A large majority of editors acknowledged that new editors
> > wanted to contribute to HEWP. They recognized the importance of a
> > continuous arrival of new editors and felt that new editors were welcome.
> >
>
> Did this vary by age of editors? i.e., did new editors agree that new
> editors were welcome? :)
>

Yes but.... 44% of the contributors agree that new editors were welcome.
23% do not agree with the saying. Only 31% of contributors are new editors
(less than a year) so it is
hard to say because we do not analyze the newbies' answers apart from the
contributors.

>
>
> > *Work Atmosphere*: 34% of the respondents reported that they were
> satisfied
> > with the work atmosphere on the Hebrew Wikipedia. Only 5.5% of the
> editors
> > were not satisfied with it at all. However, 46% noted that there was a
> > large number of conflicts. Active editors (66%) reported such conflicts
> > more than contributors (29%). Almost 46% of the active editors stated
> that
> > they felt like they were in a conflict in the past six months, while only
> > 29% of contributors expressed the same. 61% of the editors indicated that
> > conflicts were either mostly or sometimes resolved in a good way.
> >
>
> Interesting!
>
>
> > Ideology, worldviews and egos were considered to play a major role in the
> > development of conflicts. Contributors also mentioned lack of patience
> from
> > the active editors.
>
>
>
> > *Wikimedia Israel*: 60% of the respondents are familiar with Wikimedia
> > Israel. As expected active editors are more acquainted with WMIL than
> > contributors. Among them, 78% agree with the statement that WMIL provides
> > practical support to editors.
> >
>
> That's terrific.
>
>
> > The survey provides important information for the HEWP editors’ community
> > and for Wikimedia Israel.
> > Wikimedia Israel will learn the data and use it to develop better support
> > for editors, contributors and newbies.
> >
>
> Please do keep us up to date on this; it would be very interesting to see a
> model for transforming data into action. (My own department has been
> thinking about this in light of our recent hire of a survey specialist;
> hopefully something for us to keep improving on across the movement.)
>



> Luis
>
Michal
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