Talk:Task force/Community Health/Core research activities list

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I haven't so far added to the page because I'm not quite sure what's acceptable. Would this be a good page for me to include research findings that support my interests of a) rewarding editors and b) including new communication features? I am probably short of "data" but I can provide a fair bit of evidence to support that these ideas have support (from the Bridgespan interviews and proposals submitted, for starters). But I'm not sure that the attached page is the place to do that. Please advise. --Bodnotbod 23:03, 16 November 2009 (UTC

Could you be more clear on the research aspect of the information. I was thinking along the line of the preliminary research fact base that we would be using to start writing the recommendations. Would it be data on the type of rewards that are effective for enhancing on line community participation? Are there studies about this topic? If so, then that is exactly the type of information that I was thinking of including on the list. FloNight 20:49, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
At the moment I just have some "would like to see..." style quotes from the interviews. But I plan to forage around for more. At the moment I'll keep stuff on my sub pages and I'll ask again once I've looked around more. I strongly suspect there won't be any research on rewards as pertain to Wikipedia... ooh! Actually I've just thought, there was mention of an award in SignPost recently which had figures about how many articles were improved to featured status and suchlike whilst people competed for the award. That would be worth adding at least. --Bodnotbod 22:23, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
OK, the stuff I thought I might put on this project page is now housed on editor awards and rewards and social features. I wouldn't say they're particularly research focused... although with social features I did read all the interviews again to extract the quotes, so plenty of reading was done. --Bodnotbod 19:44, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
There might be some studies on the type of rewards that increase participation in on line communities in general. Sociology/Anthropology/Psychology type studies about human behavior in response to rewards. Have you looked for any of these type studies? FloNight 23:07, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
I haven't but I have now written myself a note to do so. That could be quite interesting, so I will gladly do some searching around on Google. Thanks --Bodnotbod 10:44, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
I can't say enough good things about this report. I keep meaning to dig through it again. But one of the most interesting findings: people are more likely to stay in the community if they're participating on talk pages, and participating in featured article contributions. If they're doing both, they're MUCH more likely to stay in the community. Both of these findings reinforce what you're looking at: social features, and rewards. Randomran 23:17, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Random, I shall read that. I will be out today but maybe tonight or over the weekend. --Bodnotbod 10:44, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Research related to motivations to edit

Interview based research I found. Most of it is related to either dispute resolution on Wikipedeia or about Wikipedians motivations to edit.