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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

Reverse Rejections

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


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

Qualtrics Studies run on Mechanical Turk can be Integrated With TurkPrime

Posted by Jonathan Robinson on May 8, 2015 2:15:00 PM

Run Qualtrics Surveys on MTurk using TurkPrime

Running Qualtrics surveys on TurkPrime streamlines several major pain-points researchers using MTurk have dealt with:

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Topics: amazon mechanical turk, HIT, mechanical turk, qualtrics, reverse rejection, secret code, secret key

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