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.…

A Crowdsourcing Platform Designed for Scientific Research

As a junior psychological scientist I am constantly looking for ways to recruit participants. While I have used online recruitment platforms in the past with reasonable success, I’ve always mused about some of the obvious drawbacks. Why is it so hard to prescreen? How on earth do they permit…

Prolific is now part of Oxford University Incubator

It’s time for a High Five! As of today, we’ve officially joined the ISIS Software Incubator, part of the University of Oxford. We’re delighted to touch base with other exciting start-ups in the programme. A great chapter lies ahead! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more…