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

Katja Ulbert mail at katja-ulbert.de
Sat Jun 13 09:57:08 UTC 2015

Hi Blake,

thanks for taking care of that.  I am sure you can find a compromise 
here. If it´s the start of a future collaboration, all the better.


On 12/06/15 21:38, Blake Girardot wrote:
> Hi all,
> All of the people involved in sending the survey request have 
> contacted me and followed up with the HOT Board.
> They have all expressed their sincere apologies for the concerns they 
> caused and stopped their current method of contacting people.
> Because HOT and OSM in general are always happy to work with 
> researchers to the best of our ability while respecting all of our 
> users' privacy and good will, we are in the process of figuring out 
> how best for the researchers to still collect the data they need using 
> a different approach and complete their project.
> As I told the researchers: I think we all learned a little here and I 
> know HOT will be improving the visibility of how to contact and work 
> with us for research projects in the future.
> Regards,
> Blake
> On 6/11/2015 8:35 PM, Katja Ulbert wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> it wasn´t my intention to falsify their results;-) But the request
>> didn´t come from HOT itself, so I wanted to check if anybody knew about
>> it. I have never given my email or contact data to this university. They
>> are registered as a HOT user and send me a message.
>> Regards
>> Katja
>> Am 11/06/15 um 19:42 schrieb john whelan:
>>> 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
>>> sample.
>>> 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 population.
>>> 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
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