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Running Dyadic Studies on Mechanical Turk using TurkPrime

Posted by TurkPrime on Nov 8, 2018 10:01:50 AM

Studying pairs of people (e.g., married couples, friends, coworkers, etc) is becoming increasingly commonplace in the social and behavioral sciences. Online participant populations, such as Mechanical Turk and other online panels, can potentially serve as a rich source of dyadic participants. However, conducting dyadic research online also faces multiple challenges that need to be overcome in order to obtain high quality results. This blog post will outline some of the challenges of running dyadic studies online, as well as the ways our MTurk Toolkit can best be used to run a dyadic study, with recommendations for best practices based on our experience. Using the methods outlined in this blog, researchers have been able to successfully run numerous dyadic studies using the MTurk Toolkit.

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Topics: dyadic studies, mturk toolkit, romantic couples studies, mechanical turk