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    • Surfchik80
    • By Surfchik80 23rd Dec 15, 1:12 PM
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    Prolific Academic - New Survey Alerts
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    • 23rd Dec 15, 1:12 PM
    Prolific Academic - New Survey Alerts 23rd Dec 15 at 1:12 PM
    Hi all, this is a thread dedicated to alerting everyone to new surveys appearing on the Prolific Academic site.

    It's an interesting and well paid survey site, which also means they're popular and become fully subscribed very quickly!

    I love the site, but find their own survey notifications a wee bit hit and miss and most of us don't have time to repeatedly check the site during the day on the off chance of finding available surveys. We won't all be eligible for the same surveys, but a quick 'heads up' when we do see one may make checking for surveys just a little bit more profitable and worthwhile for each other.

    No rules, just subscribe and post when you see them to spread the joy!

    Additionally, if you're planning on signing up to the site, please be sure to pop over to the referral thread to use someone else's link, before posting your own.
    Last edited by Surfchik80; 23-12-2015 at 1:16 PM.
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    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    Morning PA'ers

    I cashed out on Wednesday, got the green banner at the top of the page to say it was processing plus an email. Yesterday I noticed the banner had disappeared which normally means I have been paid. I checked paypal but nothing had gone in so I emailed PA but haven't heard back. Has anyone else had this before? Other than the email I can't see anywhere where you can track payments.
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    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    I'm trying to complete a study called 'Daily life encounters'.

    Available Places : 6/119
    Avg. Completion Time : 11mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : £4.64/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 20mins
    Reward: £ 0.85

    I installed the relevant software, entered my Prolific ID where it told me to 'Please enter my ID' and got a 'The ID you entered is invalid' message.

    I've no idea how so many people have apparently got the study to load!
    Originally posted by Emma_N
    I just entered "1" and it let me in. Didn't get a completion code for this one though.
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    • Eliza
    • By Eliza 10th Jun 17, 10:16 AM
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    I just entered "1" and it let me in. Didn't get a completion code for this one though.
    Originally posted by MLE007
    In the intro it did say there wouldn't be a completion code and that it would still be ok. Also in the intro it said to enter your PA ID in the inquisit box. It would never have occurred to me to enter something else. You've all obviously earned your 45p or whatever by having more initiative than I have!!!
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 10th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    I just entered "1" and it let me in. Didn't get a completion code for this one though.
    Originally posted by MLE007
    I used date of birth, then emailed him to say there was no completion code but then noticed it says in the intro that there isn't one so clearly that bit isn't a problem. Nice to have a longitudinal study on a saturday.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
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    I could not get that to accept my ID either so tried without the letters and it did not like that any better. I have messaged the researcher as they really should know what a PA ID looks like, imho.

    Next time I will try random numbers, no more than six. The Inquisit one I did yesterday had no problem with my ID but that was version 5 whereas this was version 4.
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 10th Jun 17, 10:22 AM
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    The not accepting PA ID has come up before. Sometimes it works apparently if you remove the letters from your ID but that didn't this time, so just pick something numeric and it seems to work. I thought it was a bit long for 85p though. But it said 3.50 overall for the two parts so presumably they are weighting the reward more to the second part as that shouldn't be a lot longer if the total time is 35 mins as they claim.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 10:25 AM
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    Bit late for those of us who could not get past their machiavellian ID test so returned it. He can keep his flippin' 85p, Mrs Soup!
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 10th Jun 17, 10:26 AM
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    I could not get that to accept my ID either so tried without the letters and it did not like that any better. I have messaged the researcher as they really should know what a PA ID looks like, imho.

    .
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    I agree- especially the researchers have the same format of ID that we do.
    • Emma_N
    • By Emma_N 10th Jun 17, 11:00 AM
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    I messaged the researcher at the time but didn't receive a reply.

    I might contact Prolific.
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    • warby68
    • By warby68 10th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
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    The researcher on this one has just messaged to ask which ID I used so looks like they will try and match the data up.
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 11:19 AM
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    Just had this too Warby68 - I told him I used number 1 and he said he wouldn't be able to differentiate my data from somebody else who used this even though I entered my PA ID 3 times in the study! Wondering what the point was of entering my PA ID then??!! Especially 3 times!
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    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 10th Jun 17, 11:22 AM
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    There's just been a longitudinal one up (so part 2 next week) which I think is full now called Daily Life Encounters, Stephan Merke which is an inquisit study. However it wouldn't accept my prolific ID for some reason, tried loads of times and checked and double checked the ID.

    I've only ever done one inquisit one before so wondered if this is a common problem and others have found it too? I copied and pasted the ID, perhaps it would've been different if I'd typed it in.

    Ta Liz
    Originally posted by Eliza
    Exactly the same here. It wouldn't accept my ID with, or without, letters.
    • warby68
    • By warby68 10th Jun 17, 11:27 AM
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    Just had this too Warby68 - I told him I used number 1 and he said he wouldn't be able to differentiate my data from somebody else who used this even though I entered my PA ID 3 times in the study! Wondering what the point was of entering my PA ID then??!! Especially 3 times!
    Originally posted by MLE007
    That's why I use a number that's more individual but that I can remember although not much help to you now, sorry.

    I think the reasearchers do not always understand the system quirks and requirements but usually do try and play fair when they've fluffed something up (there is the odd rude one ). I guess each researcher probably only ever uses the system a couple of times.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 11:39 AM
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    I have just had a response from him as well, to the effect, "Well, try again if there are any spaces left"! Needless to say, there are not.
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 11:49 AM
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    Just received an apology from Mr. Merke to all participants who had issues with his study... So that would be everyone who attempted it.
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 11:51 AM
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    That's why I use a number that's more individual but that I can remember although not much help to you now, sorry.

    I think the reasearchers do not always understand the system quirks and requirements but usually do try and play fair when they've fluffed something up (there is the odd rude one ). I guess each researcher probably only ever uses the system a couple of times.
    Originally posted by warby68
    Yes I'll certainly do that next time although pretty sure I've used 1 before!, I've just returned it I can't be bothered to argue with him anymore over 85p
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 11:57 AM
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    Darn, MLE007! I have just had yet another message advising he has extended the time for completion and the instructions are now different. They now say to omit the letters from the ID... though we tried that and it did not work.

    If anyone has not yet returned it, they might like to try again. I'm done now as I returned it straightaway, like a muppet. He is being very nice about it, though.
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
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    He messaged me to say that if others entered 1 then it would delete out the data of the last person that also entered 1, meaning the PA ID I entered on the study 3 times would be replaced by someone else's. My silly fault I will learn for next time that's for sure
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 10th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    Morning PA'ers

    I cashed out on Wednesday, got the green banner at the top of the page to say it was processing plus an email. Yesterday I noticed the banner had disappeared which normally means I have been paid. I checked paypal but nothing had gone in so I emailed PA but haven't heard back. Has anyone else had this before? Other than the email I can't see anywhere where you can track payments.
    Originally posted by MLE007

    Any sign of your payment in PayPal yet, MLE007? I know I'm almost certainly the only person daft enough to do this, but last time I cashed out I clicked on the Circle link rather than the PP one, without actually going to the bother of setting up a Circle account! Kendra kindly stopped it for me and it went into PP a few days later just fine.
    What is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?

    Every stew starts with the first onion.

    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Jun 17, 3:28 PM
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    No sign Smodlet! Kendra kindly emailed and said it was processed on the 7th but nothing in my paypal yet. I did actually check the circle account I signed up to incase I had done that, but nope not in there either! Kendra said it can take up to 5 days, I'm pretty sure it's been instant before but I will wait a couple of days and get back in touch with her again. I'd built my balance up to £42 as well so am eager to spend it lol!
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