How to Screen Out VPS and International Respondents Using Qualtrics: A Protocol

15 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2018

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Tyler Burleigh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ryan Kennedy

University of Houston - Department of Political Science

Scott Clifford

University of Houston - Department of Political Science

Date Written: October 12, 2018

Abstract

This protocol provides a method and code used to screen out respondents on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk), or other microtask service providers, who are using VPS to cover their location or are responding from a country other than the one the researcher is targeting. It is designed for surveys using Qualtrics software, although it could be easily adapted for other online survey systems that provide JavaScript support. This protocol is likely to be broadly useful in addressing the quality crisis that has affected MTurk studies.

Suggested Citation

Burleigh, Tyler and Kennedy, Ryan and Clifford, Scott, How to Screen Out VPS and International Respondents Using Qualtrics: A Protocol (October 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3265459 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3265459

Tyler Burleigh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ryan Kennedy (Contact Author)

University of Houston - Department of Political Science ( email )

TX 77204-3011
United States
713-743-1663 (Phone)
713-743-3890 (Fax)

Scott Clifford

University of Houston - Department of Political Science ( email )

TX 77204-3011
United States

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