[Osmf-talk] Surveys (was: Gender in OSM/OSMF)

Thomas Gertin tgertin at vt.edu
Wed Dec 6 14:11:57 UTC 2017

I think a survey is a great idea as well. As a volunteer, I would have
interest in helping design one. I think one of the great things about
signing up as a new user in OSM is that it doesn't ask for much
information, just an email and a display name. I think having a short
survey sent out on a yearly basis to a randomly selected significant
sample of OSM users could provide us with some really useful
information on the user base. Thanks, Tom G.

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:48 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> At Stats Canada it was normal to run a base monthly or some other time
> period survey and accept supplementary questions.  It's a matter of
> organisation to work out the core questions and then invite supplementary
> ones.
> Cheerio John
> On 6 December 2017 at 07:54, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 06.12.2017 13:37, joost schouppe wrote:
>> > One last note is that it would be good if we could coordinate more on
>> > surveys. There are many similar things going on. One of the reactions to
>> > our OSM-science initiative [1] was exactly this. I was a bit hesitant at
>> > first, but I'm starting to feel an osm-science mailing list might be
>> > useful (or a different medium might be good or better). Then there could
>> > be one place to send survey plans to, and look for ways in which surveys
>> > can empower each other instead of duplicating each other in parts.
>> This sounds like a good idea. I'm not a scientist myself but I have
>> witnessed that scientists are often reluctant to get too involved,
>> preferring to study from afar. While a forum like that could offer
>> knowledge or practical help to scientists studying OSM, I'd also hope
>> that the scientists could in return help us to learn more about our own
>> community. There's much more to designing a survey than clicking around
>> for an hour on survey monkey ;)
>> I'm sure the OSMF would happily host (or pay for the use of) a survey
>> platform that could then be used for such endeavours.
>> Bye
>> Frederik
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