MTurk and Ethics

This article says ethics are understudied (and apparently the author didn’t read the ethics chapter in this book ) but I digress.

“I identify fair pay and the related issue of respect for autonomy, as well as problems with the power dynamic between researcher and participant, which has implications for withdrawal without prejudice, as the major ethical challenges of crowdsourced data.”

The paper concludes with the usual ‘pay fairly’ recommendations as well as an interesting idea on the creation of a nonprofit, online research infrastructure proposed by Bruder and colleagues (Bruder, M., Göritz, A. S., Reips, U.-D., & Gebhard, R. K. (2015). Ein national gefördertes Onlinelabor als Infrastruktur für die psychologische Forschung. Psychologische Rundschau, 65, 75–85. doi:10.1026/0033-3042/a000198)

Cite: Gleibs, I.H. Behav Res (2016). doi:10.3758/s13428-016-0789-y

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