Separate but equal? A comparison of participants and data gathered via Amazon's MTurk, social media, and face-to-face behavioral testing

@article{Casler2013SeparateBE,
  title={Separate but equal? A comparison of participants and data gathered via Amazon's MTurk, social media, and face-to-face behavioral testing},
  author={Krista Casler and Lydia Bickel and Elizabeth Hackett},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={2156-2160}
}
Recent and emerging technology permits psychologists today to recruit and test participants in more ways than ever before. But to what extent can behavioral scientists trust these varied methods to yield reasonably equivalent results? Here, we took a behavioral, face-to-face task and converted it to an online test. We compared the online responses of participants recruited via Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and via social media postings on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. We also recruited a… CONTINUE READING

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