The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research

Posted: February 27, 2016 in College and Career Readiness, Networking and Connecting

Researchers are increasingly relying on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and its crowdsourced labor. Vanessa Williamson on The Brookings Institute’s TechTank blog points out, professors and researchers are increasingly turning to the platform to mine data for their studies. According to the post, “a search on Google Scholar returns thousands of academic papers citing MTurk, increasing from 173 in 2008 to 5,490 in 2014.”

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