By Chenyan Jia

Many social scientists recruit participants from online participant pools that aggregates multiple market research platforms. In this post, I will introduce two most commonly used crowdsourcing platforms MTurk and CloudResearch and share useful links:

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk)

CloudResearch (formerly TurkPrime)

Both MTurk and CloudResearch are crowdsourcing platforms targeting representative samples. Researchers post an introduction of task to recruit respondents.Workers who are willing to do the task can be directed to an online survey.

Useful links

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) (for requesters):

CloudResearch (formerly TurkPrime):

Amazon Web Services:

How to link CloudResearch and MTurk:

How to set up MTurk Toolkit studies:

How Do I Setup a Dynamic Code with Qualtrics?

Q&A for Designing and Launching Studies on Cloudresearch:

If you would like to use MTurk instead of CloudRerserach, see here:

How to set up randomizer on Qualtrics?

Other links and references:

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) (for workers):

Litman, L., Robinson, J., & Abberbock, T. (2017). A versatile crowdsourcing data acquisition platform for the behavioral sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 49(2), 433–442.