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This workshop will address the methodological, ethical and service dimensions of using Paid Crowdsourcing Services such as Amazon Mechanical Turk in research, in order to inform University policy, and the work of individual academics and students.

Topics:

  1. Methodology:  designing appropriate and good quality research using paid crowdsourced microwork; Knowing your crowd; managing crowd workers; getting quality work.
  2. Ethics: ensuring fair wages and working conditions, designing good quality microwork.
  3. Services and Infrastructure: how to pay for mTurk, central provision and support and servers.

Time and Date to be confirmed. If you are interested please get in touch.