Learning patterns/Learning question
What problem does this solve?
This is a learning pattern to give you ideas for measuring whether your event, program or project motivated contributors.
What is the solution?
- Contributors is anyone who is involved in some way in a Wikimedia Project, such as editors, administrators, volunteers who upload photos, etc.
How to measure
e.g. Wikipedia Adventure, International Hackathon
|In-person Events |
e.g. Editing workshop, Local Editathon
|Option 1. A survey question
For other survey questions around motivation, visit the Survey Bank
|For most online events, you can create a survey using Google Forms, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, or some other tool. If you are more experienced with building on-wiki tools, you can create your own survey or polling tool that asks about motivation.||For in-person events, you can:
|Option 2. A show of hands or a poll|
Add something like the following to an event page:
For an in-person event where a survey may not be appropriate, try asking the room:
|Option 3. Your Own Idea|
|If you have your own idea for gathering this information, go for it! But make sure to share this in your reports or results|
When to use
- Number of newly registered users
- Number of active editors involved
- Number of individuals involved
- Number of images or media used in Wikimedia projects
- Number of articles created or improved in Wikimedia projects
- Number of bytes added and removed from Wikimedia projects
- Learning question: Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?