[Air-L] Establishing rationale for rejecting completed MTurk tasks

Charlie Balch charlie at balch.org
Fri Jun 20 15:49:27 PDT 2014

Hi Cory,
You should be able to get a copy of my "Internet Survey Methodology" book
through interlibrary loan.

In short, you seem to be talking about pattern responses. There are a
variety of ways to test for and to discourage pattern responses. 
Charles Balch PhD
Faculty, Department of Business & Administration
Northern Arizona University - Yuma 

Office/cell: (928) 317-6455 / 287-3906
Skype: NAUCharlie
Google+: cvb23 at nau.edu

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Subject: [Air-L] Establishing rationale for rejecting completed MTurk tasks

Can anyone point in the right direction for literature establishing some
sound guidelines for rejecting poor quality completions from MTurk workers?

For example, my survey had an average completion time of 9:30, but I have
respondents “complete” the survey in less than a minute. I would think it
would be appropriate to reject these workers responses? Additionally, I have
responses that I have reviewed where a worker selected the middle answer for
all survey questions. I would assume that’s valid to reject this completion
as well.

Many thanks in advance,

Stephen Cory Robinson
cory.robinson at colostate.edu<mailto:cory.robinson at colostate.edu>
Office: Clark C258A

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