An honest review: Two researchers share their thoughts on running a complex longitudinal study via Prolific

Earlier this month, Katia and Hannah had the opportunity to interview two researchers, Daniel Fellman and Liisa Ritakallio, who ran a large-scale longitudinal online experiment on Prolific. Daniel, a PhD student and Liisa, a research assistant, are both part of the BrainTrain Research Group at Åbo Akademi University in Turku,…

How to do great research?

Join us on our mission towards trustworthy data It's becoming more difficult than ever to disentangle fact from fiction. Biases and motivated reasoning often lead us astray, preventing us from making informed and balanced decisions. This is why we at Prolific, as researchers ourselves, think that it's important to collect…

Prolific’s charity feature: Some good (and bad) news

As you may know, we at Prolific care about social impact. When we speak about social impact, we mean primarily two things: (1) Helping academic researchers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, and companies of all kinds do better research and (2) encouraging our users to donate to charity. In the past, we’…

Participant of the month: Chetta Tropiano

We are happy to announce our first participant of the month for November, Chetta Tropiano. She is one of the many participants powering research on Prolific. Last month, she got awarded a participant star by one of our researchers, which is simply a way to say thank you for especially…

Do not fear zombie scientists and their zombie papers

Horrific Abstract We say: Don't fear zombie scientists and their zombie papers! While they have done great harm in the past, there is hope for the future. With the internet at our disposal and new tools for scientific research (like Prolific 😉 ), it will become easier to double-check claims and replicate…