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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
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    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
    • #1
    • 25th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts 25th Jan 18 at 4:58 PM
    Here we go again.
    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...
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 22nd May 19, 7:30 PM
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    elsien
    Bathroom habits (C)
    Hosted by Jonathan Millward
    0.42 5 minutes 5.04/hr 24 places remaining

    Edit: Pretty gross study. All about peeing standing up versus sitting down and the amount of splashback you get!!
    Originally posted by Willing2Learn

    Why?
    Just....why??
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 22nd May 19, 8:47 PM
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    Your thoughts about drinks (PC OR LAPTOP ONLY)
    Hosted by Dorottya Rusz
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    Mortgage started 2015: 150,000
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    2018: 105,000
    • Cefca
    • By Cefca 23rd May 19, 12:45 AM
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    Cefca
    Why?
    Just....why??
    Originally posted by elsien

    I actually enjoyed that one.
    • Willing2Learn
    • By Willing2Learn 23rd May 19, 12:22 PM
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    Willing2Learn
    Organic Products Copy
    Hosted by Haidy Nasser
    0.90 10 minutes 5.40/hr 172 places remaining
    I work within the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people to rebuild their lives.

    I love my job

    • loukas2993
    • By loukas2993 23rd May 19, 2:28 PM
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    loukas2993
    Unusual Objects Study
    Hosted by ucl.ac.uk
    3.75 30 minutes 7.50/hr 0 places remaining

    Anyone get this and have to scramble to download firefox?
    • Willing2Learn
    • By Willing2Learn 23rd May 19, 8:42 PM
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    Willing2Learn
    Reasoning study SBR0519 - Computers only. Mobile won't get paid.
    Hosted by Henry Markovits
    2.08 25 minutes 5.00/hr 93 places remaining
    I work within the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people to rebuild their lives.

    I love my job

    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 23rd May 19, 8:46 PM
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    tonycottee
    Reasoning study SBR0519 - Computers only. Mobile won't get paid.
    Hosted by Henry Markovits
    2.08 25 minutes 5.00/hr 93 places remaining
    Originally posted by Willing2Learn
    Started and received the message:

    Experiment not available
    This experiment is currently full.

    Please cancel the task on Prolific so as not to affect your reputation.
    • loukas2993
    • By loukas2993 23rd May 19, 8:52 PM
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    loukas2993
    Started and received the message:

    Experiment not available
    This experiment is currently full.

    Please cancel the task on Prolific so as not to affect your reputation.
    Originally posted by tonycottee
    Likewise! I don't want to return it
    • Topiary
    • By Topiary 23rd May 19, 8:53 PM
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    Topiary
    Reasoning study SBR0519 - Computers only. Mobile won't get paid.
    Hosted by Henry Markovits
    2.0825 minutes 5.00/hr 28 places remaining

    desktop only

    Edit: Not getting much luck this week....

    Experiment not available
    This experiment is currently full.

    Please cancel the task on Prolific so as not to affect your reputation.
    Last edited by Topiary; Yesterday at 8:57 PM.
    • loukas2993
    • By loukas2993 23rd May 19, 8:54 PM
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    Reasoning study SBR0519 - Computers only. Mobile won't get paid.
    Hosted by Henry Markovits
    2.0825 minutes 5.00/hr 28 places remaining

    desktop only
    Originally posted by Topiary
    Is there a specific distinction between laptop and desktop?
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 23rd May 19, 8:55 PM
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    Likewise! I don't want to return it
    Originally posted by loukas2993
    I returned it. Looks like everybody else was too as the numbers available kept increasing.
    • loukas2993
    • By loukas2993 23rd May 19, 8:56 PM
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    loukas2993
    I returned it. Looks like everybody else was too as the numbers available kept increasing.
    Originally posted by tonycottee
    Yeah think I'll begrudgingly have to do the same!
    • Topiary
    • By Topiary 23rd May 19, 9:04 PM
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    Topiary
    Its quite telling from that last survey how prolific make surveys available to certain participants earlier than others i.e 8.46pm vs my 8.53pm.....I must be close to the bottom of the participant ladder
    • loukas2993
    • By loukas2993 23rd May 19, 9:06 PM
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    loukas2993
    Its quite telling from that last survey how prolific make surveys available to certain participants earlier than others i.e 8.46pm vs my 8.53pm.....I must be close to the bottom of the participant ladder
    Originally posted by Topiary
    It may be that those who receive the first 'wave' of invitations are very closely or perfectly matching the required demographics. Then if a study doesn't fill up, like this one, it is automatically expanded to include those with 'near miss' demographics? Just a thought
    • alfie6014
    • By alfie6014 23rd May 19, 9:22 PM
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    alfie6014
    Nice thread, I will post here when I can.
    • sebloak
    • By sebloak 23rd May 19, 10:22 PM
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    sebloak
    Reasoning study SBR0519 - Computers only. Mobile won't get paid.
    Hosted by Henry Markovits
    2.0825 minutes 5.00/hr 28 places remaining

    desktop only

    Edit: Not getting much luck this week....

    Experiment not available
    This experiment is currently full.

    Please cancel the task on Prolific so as not to affect your reputation.
    Originally posted by Topiary

    Got that too 11:15pm, same experiment full message

    hmmm
    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 24th May 19, 6:09 AM
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    Trina90
    I got the same message as everyone else and had to return it
    Mortgage started 2015: 150,000
    2016: 130,000
    2017: 116,000
    2018: 105,000
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 24th May 19, 6:42 AM
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    mikep22
    Its quite telling from that last survey how prolific make surveys available to certain participants earlier than others i.e 8.46pm vs my 8.53pm.....I must be close to the bottom of the participant ladder
    Originally posted by Topiary
    They've always done this - not sure what you mean by "quite telling" - its clearly common sense.

    Researchers ask for a specific demographic and if you fit that better you are more likely to get the survey earlier. There is 'x' amount of people on the site, all of whom want surveys, and only 'y' amount of surveys available - I dont think this is increasing so therefore there are less to go around.
    I would be astonished if other survey sites did not do similar things but maybe its a little less obvious? But its clearly common sense...

    I would imagine we have all had surveys with a handful of people left in it, it happens

    There will come points when your demographic fits the needs perfectly and others less so. I would imagine, that the demographic around 20-40 would get the most potential surveys, but I have no evidence for this. It again would just be sense, more of these people use computers then other age ranges.
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