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Research project documented on WikiversityEdit

Greg Kohs, who is banned from meta, requested on Wikipedia review that a "meat puppet" place a Wikiversity research project on the attached project page as completed. Because there are standards for listing, the application of which would be beyond my capacity at this moment, I'm simply pointing to the Wikiversity project here. Someone else may wish to set this up on the Research/Projects page. It seems a reasonable request to me, and nothing unethical about the process has been seen. The editing of that page began while Greg was blocked on Wikiversity, through the global lock, but was done under supervision and was accepted by the Wikiversity community, and may have influenced the decision to allow him to edit there.

v:Survey_about_Wikipedia. --Abd 21:27, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

The silence is deafening, Abd. -- 14:26, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, how many people are watching this page? How many people GAF? If I see no objection here, within a reasonable period of time, I'll add the reference, I see no harm in it.
I've found the silence deafening all over the projects. This is only a minor example. --Abd 18:05, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Blog post introducing this indexEdit

For future reference, here's the WMF blog post introducing this index. Jodi.a.schneider 09:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Added Research Project but do not see it added to the indexEdit

Hi All,

My name is Ken Holmes and I recently added my masters thesis (of which I am just starting) to the Research Area via the add project form. However the project does not come up in the associated Research Index. It is now not entirely clear to me whether or not it should automatically come up or is subject to review by RCom and then become posted. I did end up changing the name and removing some syntax that in my n00b understanding of wiki-markup made me question whether that was the problem, but it was not. Can someone fill me in on how this works? If it is the case that it is subject to RCom's approval to simply be in the list can I make the suggestion that this is made explicit in the add project form. Here is the project that I have posted.

I appreciate any guidance the community could add to this. Ken --Ying ding 16:25, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Update: there was no response to my message but the project did get added to the research index at the end of the day of the last RCom meeting FWIW. Whether that implies review or a schedule is something else. --Ying ding 17:40, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

*knock knock*Edit

Is anyone watching? I just marked 37 pages for speedy deletion (obvious test/spam pages) but there are many more who don't seem to have ever enjoyed a read from a second person other than their author. --Nemo 07:27, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Ping Dario, Aaron. I'm not sure what RCOM's mandate is these days. I do occasionally check for newly-submitted projects, but have never waded into the backlog. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:16, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Generally, I don't monitor the Research namespace for new projects. I should, however, watch this page. I've fixed that. --EpochFail (talk) 21:08, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Research tasks suitable for studentsEdit


My name is John Andersson and I am working as a Project Manager at Wikimedia Sverige. The last year we have deepened our cooperation with a number of universities in Sweden and we are about to start providing them with exciting research assignment for students (to work on for either 10 or 20 weeks).

I was wondering if there is a list of possible assignments compiled somewhere? We have already presented them with a number of research ideas, but especially technical assignments (in a suitable size) is a bit tricky for me. What I am looking for is smaller technical developments that they could do and investigate the effect from. I.e. not just Phabricator/Bugzilla bugs, but something a bit more comprehensive. Is there anything out there?

Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:37, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

John Andersson (WMSE) The simplest models for introducing students to Wikipedia are listed at outreach:Education/Case_Studies. The person who I can think of who would be most likely to give insight to your interest is Sage (Wiki Ed). I have never heard of any class doing what I think you are describing. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:44, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

There probably aren't a ton of people watching this page, might be best to post your query on wiki-research-l, the research mailing list. Nathan T 14:46, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been in contact with LiAnne at Wiki Ed about this, but she informed me that this is outside of their focus. I have requested to join the list now. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:36, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi John Andersson (WMSE)! I don't have a list of research projects that others might pick up easily, but I do have a bunch of datasets that might be very interesting for a group of students to dig into. Would these classes be focused on data analysis/statistics? --EpochFail (talk) 16:42, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi EpochFail, yeah there is a great mix of them! In fact, I am emailing with one of the students right now as he was asking about data mining. I have sent him links to Research:Data and Quarry, and would be happy to forward anything else that might be interesting. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 17:01, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Connecting pagesEdit

Hi, for some reason the research about Awareness of Wikipedia and its usage patterns do not appear on the list of the research and in the hope page. Can someone help us with that? Thanks Michal Lester לסטר (talk) 12:45, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm seeing it in both places. If you think one of those list needs an update, try appending "?action=purge" on the end of the URL. This will tell the caching servers to reload the content. --EpochFail (talk) 15:50, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Research committee and ethicsEdit

Hello, In the introduction of the page, the research committee is linked two times, once for the proposed guidelines for ethical research, once as responsible people for reviewing proposals and requests. However, the page Research:Committee says, the committee is not existing anymore. Has there been a successor or a switch in organization? We should make the paragraph reflect current practices (I gladly edit it once I know more) --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 07:21, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Regretfully, I am the sole successor. I've updated the lead to make this clear. --EpochFail (talk) 19:02, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Topic missing (or excluded?)Edit

Hello Researchers,

Some time ago, I added Research:Historyresearch_revisionslider to the index. However, I cant see it in the index, despite purging the cache.

  • If this was some technical problem, I would be glad to hear how I can fix it.
  • If the page was deliberately not listed since the project was minor and its form did not adhere to typical formats this is no problem either. In this case it would be great to discuss some alternative place or namespace to put similar, small design/problem oriented research results.

--Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 08:03, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

It looks like the page doesn't use the {{Research project}} template. We use that template to manage categories and the structure of these documents. --EpochFail (talk) 19:00, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
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