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Sites: The social psychology network has a page for posting online social psychology studies. There are a range of requirements. In particular, it needs to be closely related to social or personality psychology. SampleSize Subreddit is a community dedicated to completing surveys. They like it when results will be provided at study completion. It has close ...


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Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative. It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...


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In Germany, most students and many researchers conduct their online surveys using the portals soscisurvey.de and unipark.info. Soscisurvey.de includes a so-called "panel", a pool of currently more than 100.000 persons interested in partaking in surveys. To use the panel, you do not have to host your survey on soscisurvey.de, but you must apply a month in ...


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From my understanding of the problem and my years of experience with the internet since the early days when IRC was popular and web forums were just starting to emerge, I believe I can shed some light on this subject. probably not enough for a full answer but more than just a comment. I feel that a large part of the problem is the anonymity (or perceived ...


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I'll address just the first of your three sub-questions, the others have been answered by Chuck Sherrington. What does it mean when you get two or more Mechanical Turk participants in a study with the same IP address? IP addresses are rarely "fixed" to an individual computer. Each provider has a range of IP addresses available and assigns them to ...


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Since this is a relatively new problem for behavioral researchers, I don't know that there is a common consensus. I found two articles, one of which was a study that had used crowdsourcing for medical pictograms. Their approach was as follows: First, we checked for duplicate records. After sorting the data by participants’ IP addresses, we found ...


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Vittorio Gallese, discoverer of the mirror neurons, says in an interview in the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit, that in virtual, indirect communication (as opposed to personal, face-to-face communication) there is less empathy because the mirror neurons don't get triggered as easily if we cannot witness the emotions of our conversational partners. ...


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I've just started reading up on Mechanical Turk. This is a summary of some of the tips that I've found. Admittedly, most of it applies generally to psychological experiments, and not specifically to longer ones. David Sharek discusses his workflow which explicitly includes studies in the 30 minute range. Thus, this post is one of the most relevant for ...


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Actually it's an easy and hard question at the same time. The easy answer is that her brain failed when compared with the standard brain model we take as a model (brain of a conscious normal teenager). The hard part is which parts of the brain made the "wrong" (not expected decision be our society and most people in her age) thing and she commits a ...


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Because a majority of the people are just too plain stupid. In an international study by the OECD on adult competencies (PIAAC) that evaluated literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments, it was found that only every third adult (in Germany: 36%) between 16 and 64 was able "to master more complex tasks such as navigating the ...


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Background on strategy selection We could categorise using tabs as a strategy for using a browser. There is a lot of research on the acquisition and use of strategies. My thesis (see repository page with pdf link) has an extensive literature review (see page 21 onwards). To quote myself: Another line of research has examined how people use computer ...


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rant, n. 1. a. An extravagant, bombastic, or declamatory speech or utterance; (now esp.) a long, angry, or impassioned speech; a tirade. (OED) Why do people make rants on Meta SE? translates to What makes people get emotionally upset in a social situation and then express their emotions? I'm not going to go into this, because the answer is at the same ...


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I found Cognilab. At time of posting they are in beta. It appears to be specifically marketed at academic social and behavioural scientists. They appear to aim to handle participant recruitment: Crowdsource your research experiment using Amazon Mechanical Turk: Cognilab uses an online crowdsourcing marketplace to recruit from over 500,000 ...


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This depends heavily on what sort of study you are trying to do, but I know of a number of cognitive science and computational linguistics studies in the past several years that have used Amazon's Mechanical Turk to run subjects online. As an example from behavioral economics, see Paolacci, Chandler, and Ipeirotis, "Running experiments on Mechanical Turk", ...


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Trolling is a complex subject now under serious study in science fields (e.g. sociology, psychology, social networking, etc.), but arguably it is not new behavior. Something like it has probably existed as long as humans have, even though the term "trolling" seems to originate in cyberspace. Wikipedia etymology indicates it significantly predates cyberspace. ...


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This would be easy to implement in Inquisit. Inquisit has a web interface and is particularly designed for branching and randomisation of trials. If the coding sounds too complex, you can always contact Inquisit and pay them to program the task. From my experience, the cost is not that great for simple scripts. You can see an example of the Iowa Gambling ...



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