On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > > If I want this done for Hebrew and Russian, do I just reply to this thread?
[Amir, you are aware of this but I'm hoping by saying it here we can change the outcome.] At the moment, all text is translated to Russian but we don't have any volunteer as a point of contact for Russian Wikipedia. The PoC is needed to communicate the notifications from us to the ruwiki community and also transfer anything we should know from that community back to us. I have made having a PoC a (soft?) requirement for running the survey in a language. If you are from ruwiki and you'd like to be the PoC, please ping me immediately (I expect up to 3 hours of your time to be spent in the next 2 months). If we don't find a PoC in the next 12 hours or so, we will need to make a call whether to run in ruwiki or not. I'd love for us to run the survey in ruwiki, especially as volunteers have already spent time and care on the translations and there is little we (the broader Wikimedia community) know about ruwiki. :) Here is the list of languages and their PoCs, if you're curious: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Participating_languages Best, Leila > > בתאריך 21 באפר׳ 2017 19:46, "Leila Zia" <le...@wikimedia.org> כתב: > > > Hi all, > > > > ==Background== > > In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that > > helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation > > at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how > > we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to > > build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions, > > capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of > > knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of > > interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results > > of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via > > a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that > > study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital > > traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering > > behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read > > the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 . > > > > ==What do we want to do now?== > > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and > > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we > > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures. > > For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more > > languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English, > > Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been > > helping us translating all survey related documents to these > > languages.:) > > > > ==What about your language?== > > If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like > > to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways > > described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I > > cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however, > > I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The > > decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do > > the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate > > the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple > > of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community, > > and your willingness to help us document the results for your language > > at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_ > > Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour > > (Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable > > documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee > > that on our own for many languages.) > > > > Best, > > Leila > > > > -- > > Leila Zia > > Senior Research Scientist > > Wikimedia Foundation > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>