What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?
Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
The project as a whole
Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?
Take a random sample of Wikipedia pages. Undertake an in-depth quantitative and qualitative study of the changes to the page over 5 years
Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?
If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?
After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
It would provide insights into longitudinal change to pages and the context in which those changes occurred
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
This seems like a significant project, which would need substantial funding. The Gates Foundation or AN Other might provide funds and manage the call for proposals
About the idea creator
Occasional wiki editor. Independent researcher. PhD and peer-reviewed publications. Interests mostly relate to history and philosophy of science. Open Access advocate
Expand your idea
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.
No funding needed?
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!