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Demographic Consistency Over Time on Mechanical Turk

Posted by Tzvi Abberbock on Apr 12, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Problem

Ever wonder if workers are being honest with you when they answer a survey? Or, if you specify that your study should be taken only by Women, whether some workers take the study even though they are not women?

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, demographics, gender gap, mechanical turk, mturk, panels

The New New Demographics on Mechanical Turk: Is there Still a Gender Gap?

Posted by TurkPrime on Mar 12, 2015 4:56:00 AM

Overview

In this blog, we report on the demographics of Mechanical Turk workers by reviewing 75 studies conducted with US-based Workers in 2013 and 2014. From a total of 32,595 Workers, we found 15,324 were female (47%).

Background

It’s been a while since the last update on the demographics of Mechanical Turk Workers, so we thought it’s time for a new look. The current consensus seems to be that MTurk Workers are primarily female. For example, Panos Ipeirotis' blog reports that US-based Workers are 65% female. MTurk is always changing, though, so this report presents data from 75 studies conducted over the last two years.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, demographics, gender gap, mechanical turk