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What's wrong with Wikipedia?
There are lack of contributors in my country. I want to run a survey in order to understand the issue and to propose good solution(s) that bring more contributors from my country in the project.
countryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
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contact email• news.abel@protonmail.com
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Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?


Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.

The idea behind this project is to run a survey that can reach at least 100 persons from Kisangani city (East of DRC). So, for that we need a small team of 5 volunteers with whom we are going to prepare a questionnaire and collect data. When we have the result of our "research" we'd like to publish it on the wm blog. It will take us around 2 months.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

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.

Yes, of course.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

Answers from our questionnaires

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?

The stats would visualize to the community how they compare to other communities in this respect.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

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?

Yes, we have skills to run this project. But we are open to receive any other remarks or suggestions.

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Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

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No funding needed?[edit]

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 cschilling(_AT_)wikimedia.org for help!