Corpus ID: 59155870

Who are the Turkers? Worker Demographics in Amazon Mechanical Turk

  title={Who are the Turkers? Worker Demographics in Amazon Mechanical Turk},
  author={J. Ross and A. Zaldivar and L. Irani and B. Tomlinson},
  • J. Ross, A. Zaldivar, +1 author B. Tomlinson
  • Published 2009
  • Geography
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing system in which tasks are distributed to a population of thousands of anonymous workers for completion. This system is becoming increasingly popular with researchers and developers. In this paper, we survey MTurk workers about their demographic make-up and usage behavior. We find that this population is diverse across several notable demographic dimensions such as age, gender, and income, but is not precisely representative of the U.S. as a… CONTINUE READING

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