Research:Recruiting for surveys and tests


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With more emphasis on making data-informed decisions, there is a need for reaching out to the different communities for getting feedback on their work-flow as they read and/or Wikipedia, on desktop, mobile and App sites using desktop, mobile, or tablet devices.

Current process


The foundation reaches out to potential volunteers to participate in surveys and tests using one of the following methods.

talk about the different methods used to reach out to participants.

Issues with the current process

  • Individuals may receive multiple requests to participate in surveys from different teams. This can be confusing, and potentially frustrating.
  • Consistency in survey results is at risk since different teams may use different standards and definitions for targetting potential participants.

discuss a centralized and opt-in system for editors and readers.

See also