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

Straub, Tim; Hawlitschek, Florian; Weinhardt, Christof ORCID iD icon


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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000076317
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2194-1629
KITopen-ID: 1000076548
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Second KSS Research Workshop : Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2016. Ed.: P. Hottum
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Seiten 158-166
Serie KIT Scientific Working Papers ; 69
Schlagwörter Crowd Services, Crowd Work, Crowdsourcing, Guideline, Online Experiments, Behavioral Experiments, Experimental Economics
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