Bots and data quality on crowdsourcing platforms

Recently, researchers using Amazon Mechanical Turk to collect data for their studies found large numbers of bot-like responses in their data from workers with very similar geoIP co-ordinates. You can read more about this here, and in many other forums and mailing lists. Some have reported that the "bots" may…

Participant of the month: Jordan Maska

We are happy to announce our participant of the month for April, Jordan. 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 thorough and…

Beta release of new participant website

You’ll remember that earlier this year we asked for feedback on the new participant site. You’ll be excited to hear that our work on this is nearing completion and the Beta version of the new site is now available for testing. We plan to gradually make this accessible…

Participant of the month: Aaron Carver

We are happy to announce our participant of the month for March, Aaron. He is one of the many participants powering research on Prolific. Last month, he got awarded a participant star by one of our researchers, which is simply a way to say thank you for especially thorough and…

Participant of the month: Nate Lakritz

We are happy to announce our participant of the month for February, Nate. He is one of the many participants powering research on Prolific. Last month, he got awarded a participant star by one of our researchers, which is simply a way to say thank you for especially thorough and…