Research talk:Shallow Entry: A problem-centric approach to new editor orientation

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Questions from User:Ymblanter[edit]

Could you please be more specific on a number of points which are not quite clear from the proposal:

  • Could you may be give more examples describing the functions of the groups? Will they (or some of them) be asked to contribute to the articles, or just to rate them? --Ymblanter (talk) 18:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I've added details describing the two groups under the Methods section. Let me know if it needs more clarity. --Shilad (talk) 18:00, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • What is the expected number of users involved in the experiment?--Ymblanter (talk) 18:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I've added an "Estimate of Number of Subjects" under the Methods section. --18:00, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Assuming they will be involved in editing (otherwise I do not see why they should be divided into groups), what will be their interaction with the community? Are you going to notify the English Wikipedia community about the experiment in advance?--Ymblanter (talk) 18:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I think the extra details under Methods should address the first half of this question. Regarding the second, what's your advice? Should I post to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Film_project?
Yes, I would notify them in advance and try to take into account their reaction (if any).--Ymblanter (talk) 18:12, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I appreciate you volunteering your time to support our research! --Shilad (talk) 18:00, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the answers. I will notify now the RCom members via the mailing list, and I hope we will be able to give a green light in a couple of days.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:12, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Please go ahead with the research.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:37, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Fantastic! Thank you for your support! --Shilad (talk) 19:56, 10 May 2012 (UTC)