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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

Reusable Include and Exclude Groups

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


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

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 product reviews.

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

Longitudinal and Follow up Surveys on Mechanical Turk

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on May 7, 2015 2:04:00 PM


Suppose you need to run a survey on Mechanical Turk and follow up with the same workers a week, month or year later. A few issues come up:

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, email, follow up, include workers, Longitudinal, mturk, notify

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