Challenges with Amazon Mechanical Turk Research in Accounting
39 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2017 Last revised: 9 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 30, 2018
Online research platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) are an increasingly popular source of experimental subjects for accounting research. In this paper I discuss five challenges that researchers may encounter when using AMT or other platforms. I also present practical methods for overcoming these challenges. The discussion should be of interest to PhD students and other researchers considering using AMT or other online platforms as a source of experimental participants as well as to reviewers and editors who are considering quality control standards for this new class of research.
Keywords: Amazon Mechanical Turk, MTurk, AMT, Effect Size, Sample Size, Screening
JEL Classification: M40, M41, M42, C18, C90, C91
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