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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Smodlet
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
    • #1
    • 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts 25th Jan 18 at 5:58 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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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Mar 18, 11:18 AM
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    Smodlet
    Available Places : 121/300
    Avg. Completion Time : 9mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 4.67/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 40mins
    Reward: 0.70
    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...
    • romanovski
    • By romanovski 7th Mar 18, 11:21 AM
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    romanovski
    Think this may have been a continuation of a multipart:

    Factors of self-fulfillment and exhaustion in one's work and family life.

    Available Places : 650/703
    Avg. Completion Time : 14mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 12.86/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 60mins
    Reward: 3.00
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Mar 18, 11:49 AM
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    Smodlet
    Available Places : 64/150
    Avg. Completion Time : 15mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 5.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 45mins
    Reward: 1.25

    ETA: What a ****ing nightmare that was! Unexpected error in the middle of it, screen froze so I had to start again three times then, when I finally got to the end, it asked for comments but the space bar was disabled so all I could write wasastreamofwordslikethis. Ye gods!
    Last edited by Smodlet; 07-03-2018 at 12:15 PM.
    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 7th Mar 18, 12:40 PM
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    MLE007
    502 bad gateway here - anyone else?

    ETA don't worry it's alive again
    Last edited by MLE007; 07-03-2018 at 12:43 PM.
    2018 in 2018 1536.82

    2017 in 2017 4727.33
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Mar 18, 12:49 PM
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    Smodlet
    Back now.
    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...
    • romanovski
    • By romanovski 7th Mar 18, 1:14 PM
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    romanovski
    Cooperating in hierarchical groups

    Available Places : 42/200
    Avg. Completion Time : 13mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 8.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 45mins
    Reward: 1.60

    Absolutely rubbish study, questions that make no sense etc and ended with some kind of error about being unable to retrieve critical data.

    Still gave me a completion code though, so no idea what's going on.
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 7th Mar 18, 1:20 PM
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    abba1772
    Cooperating in hierarchical groups

    Available Places : 42/200
    Avg. Completion Time : 13mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 8.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 45mins
    Reward: 1.60

    Absolutely rubbish study, questions that make no sense etc and ended with some kind of error about being unable to retrieve critical data.

    Still gave me a completion code though, so no idea what's going on.
    Originally posted by romanovski
    I had the same error sent them a message but also got the completion code
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 3572.57 NOW 983.26
    POAMAYC 2011 6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 7278.80 POAMAYC 2018 4152.74
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 7th Mar 18, 1:28 PM
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    joeyjimbles
    I'm getting a 503 error now.
    Must be some techy issues at Prolific Towers.
    • zzzt
    • By zzzt 7th Mar 18, 1:56 PM
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    zzzt
    Anybody get in on the memory training study? 10 for doing the first part (which took me 3 hours because I took a lot of breaks). It was really mentally demanding.

    There's 50 if I do some more tests 3 times a week for the next 3 weeks. I'm hoping they won't take as long as the introductory session.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 7th Mar 18, 7:29 PM
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    mikep22
    Anybody get in on the memory training study? 10 for doing the first part (which took me 3 hours because I took a lot of breaks). It was really mentally demanding.

    There's 50 if I do some more tests 3 times a week for the next 3 weeks. I'm hoping they won't take as long as the introductory session.
    Originally posted by zzzt
    Filth!!

    I didn't get one today, one I tell you!!
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • BookWorm
    • By BookWorm 7th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
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    BookWorm
    Cooperating in hierarchical groups

    Available Places : 42/200
    Avg. Completion Time : 13mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 8.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 45mins
    Reward: 1.60

    Absolutely rubbish study, questions that make no sense etc and ended with some kind of error about being unable to retrieve critical data.

    Still gave me a completion code though, so no idea what's going on.
    Originally posted by romanovski
    I had the same error sent them a message but also got the completion code
    Originally posted by abba1772
    I had the same error too
    • twiglet98
    • By twiglet98 7th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
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    twiglet98
    Only ever be honest with your prescreeners. People are trying to get data for studies - for real life things like masters and doctorates (I am doing one myself right now). Youd be mortified to spend your own money only for people to effectively cheat you.
    Im a big believer that people doing research want others from all walks of life, it might be quiet right now (it happens) but it will pick up, and it tends to be ripe between March-June.
    Always remember this is not your standard survey site...if you want one of those then Swagbucks, GlobalTestMarket et al are you places to visit.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to come back and thank you for this - no, I absolutely would not lie on any of the prescreening questions, I'm not pretending to be something I'm not and if I'm going to answer it will be true, but I did think about deleting one or two of my answers as some questions seemed so intensely personal. However, I left everything as it was, I haven't added to the prescreening that I did in those first few days but I'm delighted that in the last two weeks surveys are coming in more frequently, I'm really enjoying them and the next confirmed one will take me to just over 10!

    My usual laptop doesn't have Chrome so I don't get pop-up alerts, just email notifications, so I have been too late for quite a few. I must get into the habit of keeping a tab open and checking it whenever I'm at the computer. And I'll do some more prescreening questions now I know I'm in the system, so to speak.

    I've done YouGov surveys for well over 10 years but I didn't like GTM or Swagbucks. PA is pleasing for now and I wish the very best to all researchers and students putting the surveys together - good luck with your own studies too.
    • riotlady
    • By riotlady 8th Mar 18, 12:21 AM
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    riotlady
    Is there a set time they normally post surveys, e.g. 9-5? I've just been keeping a tab open and refreshing it periodically but just realised there might not be much point at night.
    Make 2018 in 2018 challenge-
    509/2018
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 8th Mar 18, 6:58 AM
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    Smodlet
    Filth!!

    I didn't get one today, one I tell you!!
    Originally posted by mikep22

    Clearly there is something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
    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 8th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
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    Smodlet
    Ode to Those in the Desert
    (you can try singing it to the tune of "Bring me Sunshine" if you like. Good luck with that )

    Bring me studies every day,
    Don't reject me, please just pay
    Every study we do brings us little bits of dosh
    But rejections make me want to damn well bloody squ-ash
    Those researchers who don't pay
    Until three weeks and a day
    Twenty-two days is too long to wait for 50p
    You get grants for research so why do you take the pee-hee?
    Give me dosh, bring me studies, don't take lo-ong.
    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...
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 8th Mar 18, 9:06 AM
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    AprilLady
    Is there a set time they normally post surveys, e.g. 9-5? I've just been keeping a tab open and refreshing it periodically but just realised there might not be much point at night.
    Originally posted by riotlady
    I think they come at all times of the day or night - just depends when the researchers get round to putting them up.
    • ElefantEd
    • By ElefantEd 8th Mar 18, 9:49 AM
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    ElefantEd
    Don't forget that the surveyers may be located anywhere in the world, so studies could be posted in the middle of the UK night simply because that's normal hours for them.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 8th Mar 18, 10:10 AM
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    mikep22
    Don't forget that the surveyers may be located anywhere in the world, so studies could be posted in the middle of the UK night simply because that's normal hours for them.
    Originally posted by ElefantEd
    Ive had some of my most lucrative ones when checking at 4am (you know what its like, one of those nights you struggle to sleep and get a cuppa...)
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 8th Mar 18, 11:35 AM
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    Mrs Soup
    Is there a set time they normally post surveys, e.g. 9-5? I've just been keeping a tab open and refreshing it periodically but just realised there might not be much point at night.
    Originally posted by riotlady

    I have done surveys in the middle of the night - it does happen as some researchers are overseas so their times are different. There is obviously much less then though. Also there are sometimes surveys at weekends but again much less than during the week. We are starting the busy time now so maybe worth keeping an eye on.
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 8th Mar 18, 2:25 PM
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    MLE007
    uVAB Lab study part 1 of 2
    Available Places : 66/350
    Avg. Completion Time : 16mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 4.69/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 50mins
    Reward: 1.25
    2018 in 2018 1536.82

    2017 in 2017 4727.33
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