The aim of this project is to better understand the effect of interactions taking place on talk pages in order to improve the platform.
Specific questions (these should be refined with editing):
- What are contributors doing after visiting/interacting on talk pages?
- Do interactions on talk pages increase or decrease contributions to edits on articles?
- Are interactions on user and article talk pages different? How are they connected?
- For wikipedias with fewer contributors, is the interaction on talk pages higher?
- we will investigate several wikipedias of different sizes (small, medium, large)
- consider all editors; at later stage it might be interesting to consider especially junior editors (== fewer than 100 edits)
- TO ADD: timespan: days/weeks/months ?
- Look at editing patterns DataLake-Edits.
- Construct markov chain of edit activity on the level of namespaces
- what are the most likely transitions?
- Look at reading patterns in webrequest-logs
- which pages (in terms of their namespace) are visited in sessions that involve edit attempts
This project is part of Martin's onboarding to the research team.
It is done in collaboration with Peter Pelberg from the Editing Team.
The motivation is thus two-fold: