Data-extraction and Research-evaluation Using Microwork (For: US Adults with Qual)

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  1. awbrown

    awbrown New Member

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    Hello all!

    I'm a fairly new Requester, and I have some HITs I have posted that look at extracting information from published scientific abstracts on Nutrition and Obesity. There is a qualification test associated with them, and these particular HITs are limited to US adults (no adult content, just University rules). I have received some good responses so far, but the response rate has seemed to stagnate as of late. I would love to receive some feedback on these HITs as well so I can make sure to be posting quality HITs.

    Title: UPDATE 2: Evaluating scientific abstracts about foods/beverages and obesity.
    Requester: Andrew Brown (A1G5S03EGW1ED6)
    Reward: $0.07 per HIT
    HITs Available: 286
    Qualifications Required: Abstract Evaluation Qualification is 100, Location is US, Adult Content Qualification has been granted

    The average completion time has been about 45 s, with some Turkers going a lot faster, and some individuals saying they were enjoying reading the abstracts so they were taking their time.

    Thanks!

    - Andrew
     
  2. bobbie01

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    Hi Dr. Brown,
    I just took your test and was very confused. I didn't pass it with a high enough score to be able to do your hits (77) and maybe other people are in the same boat I am in. I thought the layout of the test was confusing. I'm pretty sure I know which questions I got wrong but without further instructions I think a lot of people would have the same problem. Sorry! I tried to help you out but to no avail :D
     
  3. awbrown

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    Thanks, bobbie. If you have any pointers of why in particular you found it confusing, I would very much appreciate it. It is hard to balance having sufficient instructions to get the best answers, and so much that it just becomes a cumbersome mess. I fear I may have erred more toward the latter...

    - Andrew
     
  4. bobbie01

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    Can you email me? I don't think you would want me discussing the specifics of the test here, right?
     
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  5. Andy

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    Welcome Andrew,

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
     
  6. mooneyes

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    I too had the same experience (and score) and emailed the requester. I've had to read medical abstracts in a professional setting but it's been a few years. I haven't heard back yet.
     
  7. awbrown

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    Mooneyes: I'm sorry, I never received an email, and it's not in my junk folder either. Not sure what happened.

    As I described to bobbie01, I am having problems with MTurk returning qualification scores to me to see where the problem is. It seems the code I have may be obsolete.

    Thanks!

    - Andrew
     

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