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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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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    Multiple choice... so no option to give an answer outside the defined parameters that the researcher set!

    Which is what is really p****** me off... if I'd very clearly given them something that they didn't want (ie filling out a survey about sheep dip designed for someone who works on a farm when I had one summer job several decades ago) I'd say, fair enough, I really wasn't what you wanted and I knew it.

    But presumably my responses used too many of the options available, and I ended up as the tail end of the bell curve that's dropped because I'm too many standard deviations away from the mean. But... you expect some data to do that! It's a good enough reason to exclude it from analysis, but not a good enough reason to say it's not real data!

    I've emailed the researcher anyway, and I'll see what they say.

    edit: success! A bit of back and forth with the researcher, and they've paid up.
    Originally posted by Merlin's Beard
    If its multiple choice then they should accept all eventualities outside of attention checks tbf...
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Aug 18, 10:21 PM
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    Anyone else find their balance is really slow to update in the new site? I got an email to say approved a good half an hour before it showed in my balance on the site. Submissions seem to take an age to be added to pending balance too
    Originally posted by Brookside88
    I find I have to manually hit refresh for it to do so, but it is always there to be fair.
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    • thisone
    • By thisone 3rd Aug 18, 8:19 AM
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    thisone
    Architecture questions

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    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 3rd Aug 18, 12:45 PM
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    fluffig
    It is just that I do not recall having given that information to Circle when I signed up with them, although I may be misremembering. I found it odd to be asked for my dob and address when I have been cashing out every month since the swap to Circle without being asked for those details, and I am asking to cash out to the same bank account, not trying to change any details.

    I am just wary of handing out personal info that I do not think I have given out before, and could not see why Circle would suddenly need it. I do not know how they could verify it if I had not given it out before. They would not let me cash out without giving the details, so I had no choice. I was only asking the question on here to see if anyone else had encountered the same thing, thats all.
    Originally posted by C J

    Not just you C J. Happened to me too last week.
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 4th Aug 18, 3:24 PM
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    Marvqn1
    About the page monitor for study updates.

    In Distill, instead of setting it to monitor the whole page, if you select to monitor part of the page and select only the 'Studies' part of the page it seems to check the page for changes.

    I don't know if it works yet to alert for new studies because I haven't had a study since, but it shows the 'Studies' part of the page in the Distill Watchlist history.
    Last edited by Marvqn1; 04-08-2018 at 8:35 PM.
    • thisone
    • By thisone 5th Aug 18, 1:00 PM
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    thisone
    Social media and lifestyle study 3
    Hosted by wbs.ac.uk
    0.50 !!!8226; 5 minutes !!!8226; 6.00/hr !!!8226; 5/1798

    Requires Twitter (not stated), requires committing to a post about litter to continue with the study. Returned. Seems to be one of a bevy of twitter based litter studies, social experiment or genuine concern?


    Edit: Sent the researcher a disapproving message and have just been sent response accepted!
    Last edited by thisone; 05-08-2018 at 1:03 PM.
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 5th Aug 18, 1:02 PM
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    AprilLady
    You don't have to tweet the message to complete the study. :-)
    • thisone
    • By thisone 5th Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    thisone
    You don't have to tweet the message to complete the study. :-)
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    No, but I was required to commit to the tweet to proceed and I didn't wish to annoy my followers with that tweet. My response has been approved dispite returning the study.
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 5th Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    AprilLady
    You could just continue on the survey - it gave you the option to tweet it or not.
    • thisone
    • By thisone 5th Aug 18, 1:08 PM
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    thisone
    Mine didn't, perhaps there's several options, a control group etc?
    • thisone
    • By thisone 5th Aug 18, 1:13 PM
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    thisone
    The researcher just replied, saying they'd mistakenly omitted the Twitter requirement and that tweeting was supposed to be optional and part of the study.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 6th Aug 18, 1:42 PM
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    The researcher just replied, saying they'd mistakenly omitted the Twitter requirement and that tweeting was supposed to be optional and part of the study.
    Originally posted by thisone
    Much fuss about nothing, I feel. If people are going to get "annoyed" about one post about Litter, which is an important issue in the UK as there are many litter bugs, then they should probably consider whether twitter is the right social media platform for them.....its quite a cut throat social media platform!

    If I see a post Im not interested in I just do a radical thing and ignore it
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    • koala987
    • By koala987 6th Aug 18, 3:13 PM
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    koala987
    In the new site, I've just noticed that if you click on "Legacy" (next to "Support") at the top right of the screen, it takes you to the old Prolific site. But I'm guessing they're not really wanting you to use it because they've still got that awful verification process, which they seem to have dispensed with on the new site.

    I got an email last week about a Brexit study and clicking from the email also took me to the old site. Anyone else experienced this?
    Last edited by koala987; 06-08-2018 at 3:18 PM.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Aug 18, 3:50 PM
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    Smodlet
    There is nothing on the old site except a link to the new site at least for me.
    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...
    • koala987
    • By koala987 6th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
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    There is nothing on the old site except a link to the new site at least for me.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    That's weird because I've got everything I had before - studies, dashboard, account etc - you can even cash out. It all works perfectly.

    However, the fact that Smodlet has nothing on the old site doesn't bode well. Maybe they're planning to abolish it altogether.
    Don't wait for the storm to pass
    Learn to dance in the rain


    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 6th Aug 18, 4:19 PM
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    Chrisv
    Purchase of Luxury Products
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    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 6th Aug 18, 4:28 PM
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    Job Crafting - Day 1 - 06/08/2018
    Hosted by George Michaelides
    0.20 !!!8226; 2 minutes !!!8226; 6.00/hr !!!8226; 9/121

    Worth 17 quid if you do all 21 days!
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/0___Virgin CC 5,536.81/5,536.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/4,906.17___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,772.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,696.73
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 7th Aug 18, 9:56 AM
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    Job Crafting - Day 1 - 06/08/2018
    Hosted by George Michaelides
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    Worth 17 quid if you do all 21 days!
    Originally posted by Brookside88
    Filthasaurus Filth.
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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
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    Chrisv
    Video Emotion Response Project
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    In this project, you will need to video yourself via mobile device for 20 minutes - no thanks
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 7th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
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    Video Emotion Response Project
    Available Places : 10/10
    Avg. Completion Time : 60mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 6.84/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 240mins
    Reward: 6.84

    In this project, you will need to video yourself via mobile device for 20 minutes - no thanks
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Uber Filth!
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