RUN MTURK PARTICIPANTS
Before Launching a HIT
Setting up TurkPrime:
Coordinating Qualtrics with mTurk
To direct mTurkers to a Qualtrics survey, go to your survey on Qualtrics. Under ‘Distributions’, copy the anonymous link. Set this as your survey hyperlink on TurkPrime
To ensure that subjects’ mTurk IDs get saved in your Qualtrics data, go to ‘Survey Flow’ in Qualtrics. At the top, add an embedded data element. Click ‘Add a New Field’ and type ‘workerId’. Note: The ‘I’ MUST be capitalized
Coordinating Inquisit with mTurk (and Qualtrics if needed)
To direct mTurkers to an Inquisit experiment, log into your Inquisit account and go to ‘Web Scripts’. Copy your experiment’s launch page link. Set this as your survey hyperlink on TurkPrime
To ensure that subjects’ mTurk IDs get saved in your Inquisit data, log into your Inquisit account and go to ‘Web Scripts’. Click ‘edit’ and go to the ‘Subject IDs’ page.
Set ‘Choose how participant ids should be generated’ to URL Parameter
Set the participant id parameter to workerId. Note: The ‘I’ MUST be capitalized
To direct mTurkers to Qualtrics after your Inquisit experiment, log into your Inquisit account and go to ‘Web Scripts’. Click ‘edit’ and go to the ‘Finish Page’ page.
Select ‘Redirect to an external website’
Paste the anonymous link for your Qualtrics survey into the box
Launching a HIT
Paying for your HIT:
If you’re a senior lab member, you can add money yourself. If you’re a junior lab member (e.g. undergrad RA), you’ll need to ask a senior lab member to help you with this step
On the TurkPrime dashboard, the money needed for both mTurk and TurkPrime will be listed with your study
To add money to TurkPrime, click the TurkPrime balance at the top of the page. Add the money needed from our lab’s pcard
To add money to mTurk, click the mTurk balance at the top of the page. Log into Amazon and add the money needed from our lab’s pcard
Starting your HIT:
Participants usually accumulate quickly! When you first launch your experiment, you may want to request only a small number of participants (e.g. 10) to test for issues.
When you’re ready to start your HIT, simply navigate to the dashboard on TurkPrime and press the launch button.
IMPORTANT: Check the lab gmail several times a day while the HIT is running! mTurkers will send complaints here, and you’ll need to address them in a timely manner. Otherwise, you’ll lower our lab’s approval rating, which makes it hard for everyone else to get participants.