Task force/Living People/Stats

The blog On Wikipedia is researching EN.

The most useful item so far is about responses from subject of biographies.

The response rate is 58 percent. The sample is not random, in that some types of people were easier to find contact info for.

Some key points:

  • "5 out of 15 (33.3%) classified their biography as mostly or entirely "fair and accurate". 6 out of 15 (40%) classified their biography as somewhat fair and accurate. 4 out of 15 classified their biographies as significantly inaccurate or unfair (26.7%)."
  • "Most of them asked for our help in correcting problems with their biographies and several wanted to know about contributing to Wikipedia. In general, however, despite the high self-awarded marks for familiarity with Wikipedia, the subjects were clueless about how Wikipedia works, who to talk to about errors, etc."

Also, I left a comment on the blog about teasing out more info. Maurreen 08:42, 2 March 2010 (UTC)