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How to Create a Universal Exclude Worker List

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Sep 9, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Problem: 

Requesters may observe that some workers, even those with high Approval ratings, may not perform to their expectations on a study. Sometimes this may result in rejecting their work which affects the Worker approval rating. But, often the work is not acceptable for research but is not worthy of rejection, or, it may simply be the policy of the research lab to approve all assignments for IRB or some ethical standard they may follow.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, block worker, exclude, exclude workers, mturk, mturk api, qualification, turkprime

Reusable Include and Exclude Groups

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Sep 9, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Problem:

You are running a longitudinal study and have identified 1000 workers who you want to allow to take your second phase studies. How do you easily group those workers for easy access.

Or you want to exclude certain workers from taking a number of your studies and wish to group them for easy exclusion in future studies. How can you do that?

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, exclude, exclude workers, include workers, Longitudinal, qualification, turkprime, worker groups

MTurk Panels on Your Own Requester Account

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on Sep 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM

Studies with Panels  for just $0.15 - 0.75 / complete

Now you can run Mechanical Turk studies using your own Requester account and specify over two dozen demographic traits!. The traits include gender, ethnicity, age, marital status and sexual orientation. But it does not stop there! The available options also include occupation, medical and health history, cell phone use and much more.

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, demographics, mechanical turk, mturk, qualification, traits, turkprime, turkprime panels

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

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