Many Turkers have compsci/IT backgrounds

A new study investigated Turker backgrounds :

“Our results show that 24% of the study participants have a computer science or IT background and most people are payment driven when choosing tasks.”

The authors only surveyed about 1200 people on Mturk so YMMV.


Sun, Peng, and Kathryn T. Stolee. “Exploring crowd consistency in a mechanical turk survey.” In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on CrowdSourcing in Software Engineering, pp. 8-14. ACM, 2016.

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