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Google Forms Integration with TurkPrime

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Jul 26, 2016 3:02:00 PM

Google Forms can be used to deliver a study with TurkPrime in a similar manner to other survey platforms (like Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey).

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Topics: google form mechanical turk, google forms, mechanical turk, mturk, secret code, secret key, survey, turkprime

New Safety Feature: Assignment Rejections are not Automated and Require Manual User Action

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Feb 19, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Many researchers set up their studies to use the TurkPrime AutoApprove feature so that they do not need to manually approve worker assignments based on the secret code that workers enter. On occasion, a researcher may set up his study incorrectly which results in many worker assignments getting automatically rejected. This was a significant cause for distress among the Mechanical Turk workers who received rejections for their work which then went unpaid and also lowered their MTurk approval rating. This was also a sore point for TurkPrimeresearcherswho had to deal with upset workers and correspond with them, and often reverse their rejections.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, autoapproval, reverse rejection, study, survey, turkprime

Anonymize Mechanical Turk Worker IDs

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Jan 18, 2016 6:32:00 PM

We recently launched a ground-breaking feature that helps protect Mechanical Turk worker identities. It has been reported in the literature that Mechanical Turk Worker IDs can be used to identify the worker. This is because Amazon uses the same value for both the Worker ID on Mechanical Turk and elsewhere on Amazon properties like Amazon.com product reviews.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, anonymize, anonymous, exclude workers, HIT, include workers, mechanical turk, mturk, turkprime

HyperBatch - Run Batched HITs at Hyper Speeds

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Jan 5, 2016 2:24:00 PM

HyperBatch Feature

You can now run your Amazon Mechanical Turk studies at Hyper speeds. We worked hard to make the experience identical to our classic MicroBatch option so that you simply launch your study and TurkPrime does all the heavy lifting for you.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, HIT, hyperbatch, mechanical turk, microbatch, mturk, mturk api, mturkgate, turkprime

Easily Copy Past HITs

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Aug 25, 2015 3:09:00 PM

TurkPrime has just released a Copy feature which makes duplicating past TurkPrime HITs simple and fast.

To copy the settings from an old survey to a new one, follow these simple steps:

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, copy hit, mechanical turk, turkprime

TurkPrime Video Tutorials to Get You Started with Mechanical Turk

Posted by TurkPrime on Jun 26, 2015 2:34:00 PM

TurkPrime now has tutorials to get you started

If you're looking for a video tutorial that explains how to setup your account on TurkPrime, how to run a longitudinal study, or how to limit who takes your HIT on Mechanical Turk, these resources are for you.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, exclude workers, HIT, include workers, mturk, turkprime

Bounce and Completion Rate

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Jun 8, 2015 1:14:00 PM

In the latest release of TurkPrime.com we added many new features and fixes among them 2 additional metrics for every survey:

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, bounce rate, completion rate, mturk, turkprime

Reverse Rejections

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on May 13, 2015 1:16:00 PM

Problem:

How can a Requester who rejected an assignment in error undo his mistake? A rejected assignment affects the Worker negatively and will often impact the Requester with negative feedback which can damage the Requester's online reputation which lowers Worker participation in future HITs. What can a Requester do to reverse the rejection?

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, increase participation, mturk, mturk api, requester, reverse rejection, turkprime

Maximizing HIT Participation

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on May 13, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Problem:

How can you increase Amazon Mechanical Turk HIT Worker participation rates and speed completion of a HIT? This is particularly an issue with HITs that have a large number of required participants or have Qualifications that limit the number of qualified Workers

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, completion rate, demographics, HIT, increase participation, qualification, speed, turkprime

Exclude Workers With One Click

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on May 7, 2015 3:57:00 PM

Problem:

Suppose you're running a Mechanical Turk survey and need to exclude workers who took a previous survey. How can you quickly set this up.

Some of the currently used solutions require following multiple steps to set things up and are not turnkey solutions and others require Workers to enter their Worker ID, which may self-filter workers and limit the number of workers taking your survey.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, exclude, exclude workers, mechanical turk, mturk, turkprime, workerid