Free subject management for Mechanical Turk.

Turkitron

Amazon's Mechanical Turk is rapidly revolutionizing the way researchers collect data online. But as anyone using MTurk can attest, it was never built with the behavioral researcher in mind. After running several experiments online, and struggling to manage the thousands of MTurk users who did our experiments, we realized there needed to be a better way to manage this subject pool.

We created Turkitron as a means to manage the large number of MTurk workers participating in our research. We also decided there was no need keeping it to ourselves, so we made Turkitron free for all behavioral researchers using MTurk.

In addition, we are grateful for the generous support provided by the Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. They have offered to host our website free of charge.

Creators

Jeffrey L. Foster

Jeffrey Foster is a Lecturer in psychology at the University of Western Sydney.

Email: jeff.foster@uws.edu.au

Robert Michael

Robert Michael is a PhD student at the Victoria University of Wellington.

Email: robert.michael@vuw.ac.nz

Maryanne Garry

Maryanne Garry is a Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington

Email: maryanne.garry@vuw.ac.nz