Using MTurk to Study Addiction

A new study investigated whether people who are addicted to alcohol, marijuana and gambling can be effectively studied using MTurk. The answer?

“The results suggest that the self-report data obtained from alcohol and gambling populations are of high quality, however, caution is warranted with cannabis populations.”

Those last four words are Words to Live By.

Citation:

Kim, H. S., & Hodgins, D. C. (2016). Reliability and Validity of Data Obtained From Alcohol, Cannabis, and Gambling Populations on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Psychology of addictive behaviors: journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors.

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