Research talk:Mathematical literacy and editing topics on Mathematics on Wikipedias

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Language effort[edit]

Sorry for mistakes in English. Happy to provide clarifications on the talk page, as research design might generate questions not actually because of its design but because of the difficulty to write this in English. --Joalpe (talk) 15:31, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Email sent for data request on May 30, 2017[edit]

Hello Aaron.

I hope you are doing fine.

I am writing in the context of the research I am leading on Mathematical literacy and editing topics on Mathematics on Wikipedias[1] to officially request data for the development of this work.

Basically, we would like to know the number and size of edits on entries on Mathematics on all Wikipedias that originate from around 70 countries. The aggregated-level data output is fine. Given our previous chat, I understand the WMF can only provide data for a certain period, which is fine from our perspective.

On the links below --that connect to my university server--, you will be able to find a table with the full list of entries on Mathematics[2] and a table with the full list of links to entries on Mathematics in all Wikipedias[3]. Caution: we had to divide the data in two Excel tabs for both tables.

The plan would be to know the origin (country), aggregated number of edits and aggregated size of edits for the entries listed above. Aggregated number and size of edits would appear in two ways: - "full" (considering edits that were reverted and reversions) - "clean" (excluding edits that were reverted and reversions).

Size of edits is to be measured in bytes added

I have prepared a table with the countries we are interested in and columns for data outputs[4].

Please, let me know if there is anything that is unclear about the request.

Also, please, let me know when you think this data I am requesting is likely to be available. As I have mentioned on the research project, there are two major time constraints: (1) To have data that includes school/university breaks --such as the summer in the North-- will create a problem for data analysis; (2) I have a six-month grant for a project assistant for data analysis, that has already started.


João Alexandre