Hey, Pine-
As I think you know, I'm a fan of surveys :) And I'm pushing for more use 
of them in Community Engagement. But I'm hesitant to commit the team to any 
one specific survey. Few points about where we are on surveys:

   - 
*Targets: We are doing surveys to English Wikipedia (e.g. comm tech and 
   harassment), but not only English Wikipedia. We are trying to focus surveys 
   to be more topic-specific and audience-specific, rather than for all users 
   broadly. We have a wide spectrum of people and spaces in our movement after 
   all (e.g. donors, readers, editors, core-contributors, affiliates, etc.) *
   - *Survey fatigue:* We know that if we saturate users with surveys, 
   response rate will go down. So we'd like to make sure we're focusing on 
   high-value surveys. 
   - *Accountability:* If we send out a survey, we'd like there to be a 
   very high chance we can take action on the results. That means both good 
   survey design and making sure we're institutionally prepared to act on 
   results.
   - *General state of things: *Edward will be sending more status/news 
   around within the next month. In the meantime, f you have questions or 
   would like help with a survey, email surv...@wikimedia.org

Hope that helps-
Luis

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Edward and Luis,
>
> Any chance of WMF running a similar survey on ENWP?
>
> Pine
> On Oct 16, 2015 9:31 AM, "Luis Villa" <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > 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?
> >
> >
> > > 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? :)
> >
> >
> > > *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
> >
> >
> > --
> > Luis Villa
> > Sr. Director of Community Engagement
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > *Working towards a world in which every single human being can freely 
> share
> > in the sum of all knowledge.*
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