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ERIC Number: EJ1153265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
The Role of MTurk in Education Research: Advantages, Issues, and Future Directions
Follmer, D. Jake; Sperling, Rayne A.; Suen, Hoi K.
Educational Researcher, v46 n6 p329-334 Aug-Sep 2017
The advent of online platforms such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) has expanded considerably researchers' options for collecting research data. Many researchers, however, express understandable skepticism of the viability of using platforms such as MTurk. In this article, we provide a background on the use of MTurk as a mechanism for collecting research data. We then review what is currently known about the advantages and issues associated with using MTurk and highlight important areas for future research. We conclude by discussing implications of the use of crowdsourcing platforms such as MTurk for education research.
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Language: English
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