DH Awards 2015 – Statistics

As part of DH Awards 2015 we collected a variety of statistics. These included optional ones collected on the nominations and voting where users chose to submit them. In addition we collected a variety of statistics through standard use of Google Analytics.

Nomination Statistics

Nominations are removed if they are duplicates of something already nominated (most common), are not in any way loosely ‘DH’, the nominations committee can’t find any sign of update/release/modification that year, or if the resource owner requests to be removed. (Mostly this year it was duplicates of two resources.)

Nominations Submitted 140
Nominations Accepted 54

 Ballot Statistics

Ballots are only removed where it is evident that someone has voted multiple times. The rule of thumb is that if they have voted 2 or 3 times (e.g. using the same email address) then we’ll take the last ballot cast. If they have voted over 3 times, we remove all of their votes. In general people sometimes accidentally submit the form more than once.

Ballots Submitted 1922
Ballots Accepted 1862

Links to Google Analytics Data

Google Analytics is running on this website and thus we’re able to make available some other sorts of anonymous data.

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Optional Statistics on Nomination / Voting Form


The nomination and voting form asked “What is your gender? (Optional)” and this year instead of a text box gave the options of ‘Male’, ‘Female’, and ‘Other’ with text box. We realise this normalizes a contentious category, but the question is optional.

Gender Voting Form Nominations Form
Female 723 68
Male 770 50
Other 5 0
Not Answered 364 22
Totals: 1862 140


Those making nominations and voting were also asked “What is your current country of residence? (Optional)”. This is a clearer demographic marker of whether we’re expanding our international population of voters than asking “Where they are from/born/etc.” since people move around so where they are born often has little to do with the community of which they are now a part.

Country Voting Form Nominations Form
it 398 11
us 195 11
mx 94 1
de 86 5
uk 69 6
es 64 15
au 49 2
ie 44 3
fr 39 50
nl 38 1
ca 15 4
be 13 1
tr 10
ch 9 2
gr 9
at 7
br 7
hu 7
dk 5 3
ar 4
co 4
in 4
it 4
jp 4 2
pl 4
ro 4
se 4 1
id 3
Id 3
nz 3 1
za 3
il 2
kr 2
lu 2
no 2
pt 2 1
rs 2
ru 2
sk 2
us 2
ba 1
cy 1
cz 1
ee 1
hr 1
me 1
mo 1
mt 1
mx 1
my 1
nx 1
pf 1
sg 1 1
sp 1
sr 1
th 1
tn 1
ua 1
uy 1

(1239 answering on voting; 121 answering on nominations)

If you make use of any of these statistics we’d appreciate it if you got in touch.