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Towards a Guideline for Conducting Economic Experiments on Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Straub, Tim; Hawlitschek, Florain; Weinhardt, Christof

During the last decade Amazon Mechanical Turk has evolved to an established platform for conducting behavioral research. However, designing and conducting economic experiments on online labor markets remains a complex and ambitious task. In comparison to laboratory environments, a set of specific challenges (such as synchronization and control) has to be thoroughly addressed. In order to support researchers in fulfilling this task, we provide a framework of a continuously updating guideline for conducting economic experiments on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Our main contributions are the proposition of (i) a challenge-oriented view based on common experimental economics practices, and (ii) a collaborative continuous guideline approach.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2194-1629
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-765481
KITopen ID: 1000076548
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Second KSS Research Workshop : Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2016. Ed.: P. Hottum
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Seiten 158-166
Serie KIT Scientific Working Papers ; 69
URLs Gesamtwerk
Schlagworte Crowd Services, Crowd Work, Crowdsourcing, Guideline, Online Experiments, Behavioral Experiments, Experimental Economics
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