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The Shape of and Solutions to the MTurk Quality Crisis
This work provides both a post-hoc method for identifying fraudulent respondents using an original R package and an associated online application and an a priori method using JavaScript and PHP code in Qualtrics to block fraudulent respondents from participating.
Moral foundations vignettes: a standardized stimulus database of scenarios based on moral foundations theory
This paper develops and validates a large set of moral foundations vignettes (MFVs), each vignette depicts a behavior violating a particular moral foundation and not others, and expects that the MFVs will be beneficial for a wide variety of behavioral and neuroimaging investigations of moral cognition.
Are samples drawn from Mechanical Turk valid for research on political ideology?
Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an increasingly popular tool for the recruitment of research subjects. While there has been much focus on the demographic differences between MTurk samples and the
The shape of and solutions to the MTurk quality crisis
Two solutions are provided: an easy-to-use application for identifying fraud in the existing datasets and a method for blocking fraudulent respondents in Qualtrics surveys.
Is There a Cost to Convenience? An Experimental Comparison of Data Quality in Laboratory and Online Studies
Abstract Increasingly, experimental research is being conducted on the Internet in addition to the laboratory. Online experiments are more convenient for subjects and researchers, but we know little
Cheating on Political Knowledge Questions in Online Surveys An Assessment of the Problem and Solutions
Survey researchers worry about the quality of data produced by online surveys. One concern is that respondents might cheat on performance questions, such as political knowledge, invalidating their
How Words Do the Work of Politics: Moral Foundations Theory and the Debate over Stem Cell Research
Moral considerations underlie partisan and ideological identification along with a variety of political attitudes, yet we know little about how elites strategically appeal to the public’s moral
How Emotional Frames Moralize and Polarize Political Attitudes
Moralized issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage, are some of the most polarizing and divisive issues in politics. These topics motivate political engagement but present a barrier to
Reassessing the Unequal Representation of Latinos and African Americans
Recent research has adopted a proximity approach to measuring unequal representation, focusing on the ideological distance between citizen and legislator. This approach has produced evidence that