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)    https://requester.mturk.com/

CloudResearch (formerly TurkPrime)    https://www.cloudresearch.com/

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):

https://requester.mturk.com

CloudResearch (formerly TurkPrime):

https://www.cloudresearch.com

Amazon Web Services:

https://aws.amazon.com/account/

How to link CloudResearch and MTurk:

https://go.cloudresearch.com/en/knowledge/linking-turkprime-and-aws-accounts

How to set up MTurk Toolkit studies:

https://go.cloudresearch.com/knowledge/how-to-setup-an-mturk-toolkit-study

How Do I Setup a Dynamic Code with Qualtrics?

https://go.cloudresearch.com/en/knowledge/how-do-i-setup-a-dynamic-code-in-qualtrics

Q&A for Designing and Launching Studies on Cloudresearch:

https://go.cloudresearch.com/en/knowledge/designing-and-launching-studies

If you would like to use MTurk instead of CloudRerserach, see here: https://www.brentcurdy.net/post/design-a-stunning-blog

How to set up randomizer on Qualtrics?

https://www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platform/survey-module/survey-flow/standard-elements/randomizer

Other links and references:

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) (for workers):

https://worker.mturk.com

Litman, L., Robinson, J., & Abberbock, T. (2017). TurkPrime.com: A versatile crowdsourcing data acquisition platform for the behavioral sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 49(2), 433–442. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-016-0727-z