Topic: Using Mechanical Turk and Qualtrics to Crowdsource Tasks and Surveys
Speaker: Alfredo García
Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)
The idea of “crowdsourcing” has increasingly been used in a variety of settings. With the help of social media, we can now crowdsource funds, software coding, information, and a variety of other tasks. But how can a scholar put crowdsourcing to use in his/her own work? This talk will focus on using Qualtrics, a survey-generating website, and Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT), a popular crowdsourcing website, to field surveys and collect hard-to-get information. Of particular interest in this session will be the use of AMT for running experimental survey designs.
Alfredo (Alf) Garcia is a third-year doctoral student in the sociology department. His research interests lie in the sociology of religion, and his current work covers two main fields: the study of the nonreligious in the United States and the intersection of religion, money, and financial decision-making.
A co-presentation with the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI).