MTurk used to study cancer survivors

A new study examines cancer survivors who are also MTurk workers.

“Within a <4-month period, 464 self-identified cancer survivors on MTurk consented to and completed an online assessment. The vast majority (79.09%) provided reliable and valid study data according to multiple indices. The sample was highly diverse in terms of U.S. geography, socioeconomic status, and cancer type, and reflected a particularly strong presence of distressed and young adult cancer survivors (median age = 36 years). A majority of participants (58.19%) responded to a second survey sent one week later.”

It is a bit worrisome that 20% did not provide reliable and valid data–are these people pretending to be cancer survivors?

Cite:

Arch, Joanna J., and Alaina L. Carr. “Using Mechanical Turk for research on cancer survivors.” Psycho‐Oncology (2016).

 

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