When researchers learn about conducting research online, it can sometimes be difficult to understand quite how all the tools that are available can actually be applied to a project. This post is about how specific research ideas can be carried out using the kinds of features available for online research. Online research tools can make it much simpler to recruit balanced samples of individuals that are hard to find and selectively sample using more traditional methods.
On occasion a worker may have completed a study but was unable to successfully submit the assignment for a variety of reasons (timeout, system hiccup, computer shutdown). In such cases researchers are encouraged to follow up with the workers and open a special HIT specifically for them.