[HOT] Fwd: [OpenStreetMap] Student Survey Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Goethe-University Frankfurt

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 17:42:26 UTC 2015

If you've been selected for a random sample, and it is a true random
sample, passing the link to anyone else effectively contaminates the

Random sampling is a mathematical technique that is used in surveys to draw
conclusions based on a small sample that can be extrapolated to a larger

By passing the link on the responses will be bias towards more experienced
mappers who read the list, so to preserve the methodology the survey should
only be completed by the person it was sent to.

There was a discussion earlier in the list with a comment from Pierre
saying it would be useful to run slightly different surveys with questions
aimed at new mappers, mappers with some experience and  very experienced
mappers.  I don't know if this survey is of that type.

Cheerio John

On 11 June 2015 at 12:43, Katja Ulbert <mail at katja-ulbert.de> wrote:

>  Hi all,
> I forward this mail from Goethe University Frankfurt (DE), they are
> currently conducting a survey about HOT. It´s not limited to Germany. Maybe
> the results are of use for some of our working groups?
> Regards
> Katja
> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------  Betreff: [OpenStreetMap]
> Student Survey Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Goethe-University Frankfurt  Datum:
> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:07:19 +0000  Von: HOT Student Survey
> Goethe-University Frankfurt <m-511548-0561a8 at messages.openstreetmap.org>
> <m-511548-0561a8 at messages.openstreetmap.org>  An: mail at katja-ulbert.de
> Hi Katja Ulbert,
> HOT Student Survey Goethe-University Frankfurt
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/HOT%20Student%20Survey%20Goethe-University%20Frankfurt>
> has sent you a message through OpenStreetMap with the subject Student
> Survey Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Goethe-University Frankfurt:
> ==
> Hello Katja Ulbert,
> we are a group of students at the Department of Human Geography at the
> Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany interested in conducting a
> web-based survey about motivation and socio-demographic background of
> OpenStreetMap-users participating in Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team tasks.
> We want to find out whether Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team works as
> 'door-opener' for people previously not involved in OpenStreetMap or
> cartographic activities.
> So your participation in our survey regardless of whether you participate
> only once or do contribute frequently is valuable for us.
> Your profile has been selected by us through random sampling of the listed
> profiles within the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager and any
> answer you might enter can't be linked to your OpenStreetMap profile.
> The questionnaire has been created using Limesurvey and is hosted on
> geomedienlabor.de, a website which is under responsibility of our
> lecturer David Burger ( (burger at geo.uni-frankfurt.de ,
> https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/48331501/01_portrait). It contains 32
> questions and takes about 15 minutes to answer. If you want to participate
> use this URL:
> http://umfrage.geomedienlabor.de/limesurvey/index.php/113125/lang-en
> All answers you provide are completely anonymous. No personally
> identifiable information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal
> or contact information in any of the comment fields.
> Since this survey is the centerpiece of our course 'Conception of
> Quantitative Research: Volunteered Geographic Information' it would be very
> helpful if you find some time to answer it.
> Please feel free to contact us (Hot.survey at stud.uni-frankfurt.de) via
> E-Mail for any questions or concerns about this survey, the questionnaire
> or the motivation of our research.
> Best regards,
> Simon Köbel, Dominik Wehner, Lucas Wenzel and Fabian Will
> ==
> You can also read the message at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/message/read/511548 and you can reply at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/message/reply/511548
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