Using Mechanical Turk and PsiTurk for Dynamic Web Experiments

Abstract

This half-day workshop will demonstrate how to build custom web-based experiments that rely on participants from Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT). Attendees will learn how to deploy web-based experiments using PsiTurk, a Python-based platform that simplifies the process of setting up experiments and interacting with AMT. No prior knowledge about AMT is necessary, but participants are encouraged to download and set up the PsiTurk platform before attending the workshop if they would like to follow along during the demonstration. The workshop will also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of running experiments online and address concerns about the quality of data obtained via AMT or other web-based services.


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