Data quality at Prolific - Part 1: What is a "good participant"?

Data quality has been, and continues to be, a top priority at Prolific. We understand that without good quality data you can't conduct good research. Imagine having spent thousands from your research budget only to collect a heap of mediocre data at best and unusable data at worst! 😬 We've talked…

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…