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Amazon's Mechanical Turk for academics : the HIT handbook for social science research

Author: Kim Sheehan; Matthew Pittman
Publisher: Irvine, CA : Melvin & Leigh, Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Academics is a handy, inexpensive guide for researchers wishing to make the most out of MTurk. Kim Sheehan and Matthew Pittman walk readers through the basics of setting up a study -- from choosing a survey platform, to obtaining IRB approvals, to recruiting and paying respondents.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Sheehan; Matthew Pittman
ISBN: 0978663861 9780978663865
OCLC Number: 945653900
Description: x, 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What Is Mechanical Turk? --
Who Are These Workers? Demographics of the MTurk Workforce --
Motivations and Reputations --
Requesters --
Setting Up a Survey on MTurk --
Ensuring Data Quality --
Pricing Your HIT --
IRB and Human Subjects Approval --
Completing the Study: Accepting, Paying, Blocking, and Rejecting --
The Ethics of MTurk --
The Future of Research Using Crowdsourcing --
MTurk Lexicon --
Frequently Asked Questions.
Responsibility: Kim Bartel Sheehan and Matthew Pittman.

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Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Academics is a handy, inexpensive guide for researchers wishing to make the most out of MTurk. Kim Sheehan and Matthew Pittman walk readers through the basics of setting up a study -- from choosing a survey platform, to obtaining IRB approvals, to recruiting and paying respondents.

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