Learning and Evaluation/Plan your program metrics/References and sources

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References and Sources

Goal: Increase the number of high-quality sources in articles
Example Programs, Projects, or Events
  • increase AWARENESS of the importance of sources; of the importance of reliable sources
  • Make sources AVAILABLE for editors
  • make it EASIER TO ADD a good source (citation, image, etc.) to an article

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Number of organizing and supporting staff and volunteers (ambassadors, mentors etc.)

Count of supporting staff and volunteers

Meeting Records, Logs, Reported estimates

Hours invested by staff and volunteers organizing and executing

Estimate of hours invested

Calendar Records, Logs, Reported estimates

In-kind donations (prizes, etc),

Estimated value in currency (comparable cost)

Funds or money used

Budget accounting

Budget spreadsheet

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Number of sources made available
Number of tools created to facilitate the adding of citations
Number of editors using the sources

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Short term outcomes

Number of sources added/used in Wikipedia articles
Proprtion of articles with citations increases
Satisfaction of contributors increases
Satisfaction of readers increases

Number of Wikipedians adding sources (or # of NEW Wikipedians adding sources)

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Intermediate outcomes

( Quality of articles improves )
proportion of articles without "citation needed" templates decreases
( Readership increases )
Number of page views (or unique visitors) on articles with increased sourcing increases
Number of content downloads
Number of times pages are linked externally (blogs, websites, national news sites etc.)