[Events] Gearing up for WMF Hackathon exit survey
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Thu Jul 26 05:17:10 UTC 2012
Excerpts from Nick Gwynne's message of Wed Jul 25 13:54:20 -0400 2012:
> Inline responses get bloated after a while, so I'm going to just respond up
> Definitely put name and email address at the end, as well as age. There are
> actually independent reasons to ask for identifying information last (as
> long as they are optional).
> OS people used is good, including version (in case people don't think to
> naturally include that). I'd probably make this two separate questions, for
> ease of analysis. Additionally, I looked at it and I think that splitting
> the wiki contributing and open source questions into two each would be a
> good idea. For the OpenHatch question, why specify that it was when the
> friend had heard about it? Why not say "How likely would you be to
> recommend that someone go to an OpenHatch event, if it were occurring near
> them?" General survey notes: If you give prompts, it will heavily bias
> people. Make sure you cover all the relevant things, unless you are okay
> with getting a weirdly biased sample (ie: "Oh, people really liked to *editing
> a wiki, writing to a mailing list, commenting on bug reports, submitting a
> patch, reviewing others' code*, that's weird...")
> More potential questions:
> - Initial level of participation:
> - Have you ever done wiki editing before?
> - Have you ever contributed to an Open Source project before?
> - Follow up to "what was your favorite part?" would be "Which of these
> did you not even know about?", a checklist item.
> - While firsts are good, I think asking additional questions about what
> they did at the hackathon would be useful: "What was the main thing you did
> at the hackathon?"
> Hope this is helpful, and let me know if I can assist in any other way (or
> with more questions/feedback).
Thank you for these thoughts!
I've tried to diguest your and Kevin's thoughts, and I updated
I think I'll work on sending it out the way it is now, after putting it
I appreciate all the input!
P.S. Kevin, there seems to be some problem with your email client and the
threading of messages. Is that something you can look into? It would make
reading the replies a little easier. (I can try to help you diagnose the
problem if that is helpful!)
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