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How to Easily Run a Pilot Study on TurkPrime

Posted by TurkPrime on Feb 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we published a blog titled, “Five Things you Should Not be Doing in Online Data Collection.” Among the things we identified that you should not be doing was launching your study without piloting it first. As a way to reiterate how important we think this issue is, we describe in this blog how to easily conduct a pilot study using TurkPrime.

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Topics: turkprime, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features, research best practices, market research, research solutions

Transfer Funds from one TurkPrime User to Another

Posted by TurkPrime on Feb 14, 2019 11:10:40 AM

Academic research is a collaborative endeavor. Faculty members work with post-docs, grad students, and undergrads. Sometimes one lab collaborates with another. During the course of such work, resources sometimes need to be shared or redistributed. At TurkPrime, we have sought to make part of this sharing easier by allowing researchers to transfer funds from one user’s lab balance to another. In this blog, we demonstrate how to use this feature.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, online research, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features, transfer funds

Spread Your Data Collection over Days or Weeks with MicroBatch

Posted by TurkPrime on Feb 7, 2019 4:58:56 PM

One reason Amazon Mechanical Turk has become so popular among researchers is the speed with which data can be collected. Compared to more traditional research methods—lab-based experiments, field studies, ethnographic interviews, etc—MTurk is exceptionally fast, making it possible to collect data for an entire study within a day or sometimes just a few hours. Although MTurk’s speed is nice, there are times when collecting data all at once can actually be a problem. In this blog, we explain how to spread your data collection out across time and why you might want to do so.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features, MTurk solutions, MircoBatch, best practices for online research

Tips for Navigating the TurkPrime Dashboard

Posted by TurkPrime on Jan 31, 2019 3:15:00 PM

In this blog, we highlight some subtle and not so subtle aspects of the TurkPrime Dashboard you can use to make navigation and completing study-related tasks easier. 

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Topics: turkprime, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features, academic research, market research

Revisiting TurkPrime’s Survey Group Feature

Posted by TurkPrime on Jan 17, 2019 10:00:17 AM

What is a Survey Group?

Survey Groups are one of the most powerful and dynamic tools on TurkPrime for controlling which workers are eligible and ineligible for your study. A Survey Group is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of surveys or studies you have grouped together. Survey Groups are useful when you want to ensure your studies have unique workers. This may be a set of studies investigating the same topic or multiple studies being run in your lab at the same time for which you want no overlap in participants.

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Topics: turkprime, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features

Including and Excluding Participants from Studies Run through TurkPrime: What, When, and How

Posted by TurkPrime on Dec 27, 2018 9:45:00 AM

In this blog, we explain everything you could ever want to know about including and excluding participants from studies while using TurkPrime. In last week’s blog on longitudinal studies, we described our Include Workers feature, but this blog digs into the nitty-gritty and explains what our features are, when you might want to use them, and how they work.

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Topics: exclude workers, include workers, prime panels, mturk toolkit, TurkPrime Features

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