Methods & Meta-science

Crowdsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

An introduction to crowdsourcing methods for online surveys and experiments. First, a brief introduction to crowdsourced data for the skeptics: history, ethics, stats on data reliability, designing tasks, what should and should not be done via the magic of the internet. Rife with warnings, caveats, and cautionary tales. Secondly, a hands-on, step-by-step introductory demo of designing and deploying tasks for online workers. Not a workshop, just a demo, so no need to bring laptops. Will your fears be assuaged, or validated? You'll have to come to find out!