Learning and Evaluation/Question Bank/Editing Skills

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Editing Skills

Past use/access with Wikimedia

Have you ever edited Wikipedia (or any other Wikimedia projects) before?

  • Yes, I am an existing editor (please share your experience in the space below)
  • No, but I have thought about it (please share why you did not edit
  • No, I have never edited or contributed
  • No, I did not realize I could

Current use/access to Wikimedia


How do you currently use Wikipedia/Wikimedia? (select all that apply)

  • Searching for information
  • Fact checking to resolve disagreements
  • Browsing and reading articles about new things
  • Creating or editing articles
  • Contributing pictures to Wikimedia Commons
  • Other (please describe how else you use Wikipedia/Wikimedia


How often do you use Wikipedia/Wikimedia?

  • Less than once a month
  • 1-3 times a month
  • 4-5 times a month (about once a week)
  • 2-3 times a week
  • 4-5 times a week
  • 6-7 times a week (about once a day)
  • More than once a day

Current ability/skills to edit Wikimedia


To what extent do you feel prepared to edit Wikipedia?

  • Not at all
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a bit
  • Completely


To what extent are you able to do each of the following on Wikipedia?

  • "Set up an account
  • Create a user page
  • Add things to your watchlist
  • Check your watchlist
  • Find articles marked for clean-up
  • Find articles that need references
  • Find articles that need photos or information
  • Find the “edit” button on an article and make an edit

For each, respondent, rates on 4-point scale:

  • I need a lot more training to do this
  • I may need some support to do this
  • I can do this on my own
  • I could show others how to do this