Curious at Prolific: A look behind the scenes of a fast-growing startup

In spring this year, Prolific turned 4 – time to pause and look back on how it all started. But Co-founder Katia also gives us a glimpse into Prolific's future. In one sentence, what does Prolific do? Katia: Prolific helps researchers of all kinds (for example, academics, data scientists, market researchers)…

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…

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…