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…

Celebrating our Oxford community! Congrats for being ranked as #1 in the world, Oxford Uni (and we have big plans for Prolific – stay tuned)

Times Higher Education have just announced that Oxford is the first UK university to top the world university rankings. Congrats, University of Oxford! We're delighted to be part of this amazing community. 🎓 🤓 Our community Oxford is where Prolific was born, and where it has made its first baby steps. At…

New prescreening filter: naïve vs. experienced participants

When participants take part in online research they get repeatedly exposed to research materials. This can lead to the problem of 'nonnaïveté', which has been identified as one key challenge for experimental online research. Chandler et al. (2015) have found that nonnaïveté can reduce effect sizes and undermine statistical power.…