Hi all,

[This is likely my last update here until after the study is done and we
have results to share.]

Thank you for all the responses on and off-list and the work some of you
have already started doing. :) We have requests by 10 more languages
At this point, we're going to focus on these requests to get as many of
them as possible ready. The work involves the translation of the content by
those who have volunteered, one-on-one meetings with those who translated
the content to make sure the intents of the research is preserved in the
translated content, computing sampling rates for each language, testing the
surveys and the infrastructure to make sure data collection happens as
planned, reviewing the research questions (now that we have many more
languages, we may have an opportunity to ask and answer a couple of more
questions), and likely more. :)

We are aiming to launch this study early next week. Notices to the
corresponding Village pumps will go out no later than 2 days prior to the

Thanks to all the volunteers who stepped up to make it happen in their
languages, our collaborators in EPFL, GESIS, and Stanford, and the Reading
team. :)


Leila Zia
Senior Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation

On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Leila Zia <le...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
> <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> > Is there anything that interested volunteers can start translating now?
> :)
> For some languages, I can confirm in the next 12 hours if we can run
> the surveys in, in which case I'll ping the point of contact (which is
> at the moment, the person who has requested that language) in the
> following page:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Characterizing_Wikipedia_
> Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages
> (The table is not complete, I'm working on it now.)
> For some other languages, I may have to wait until Monday late evening
> UTC before I can say anything since I may need to brainstorm more with
> the other researchers in the team. (I want to make sure we don't ask
> for help with translation unless we are pretty sure the language is
> feasible for this kind of study).
> Leila
> >
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