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The Average Laboratory Samples a Population of 7,300 Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers

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  • Neil Stewart
  • Christoph Ungemach
  • Adam J. L. Harris
  • Daniel M. Bartels
  • Ben R. Newell
  • Gabriele Paolacci
  • Jesse Chandler

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Using capture-recapture analysis (a tool used by ecologists to estimate the size of hard to observe populations) we estimate the effective size of the active Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) population that a typical laboratory can access to be about 7,300 workers.

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  • Neil Stewart & Christoph Ungemach & Adam J. L. Harris & Daniel M. Bartels & Ben R. Newell & Gabriele Paolacci & Jesse Chandler, "undated". "The Average Laboratory Samples a Population of 7,300 Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers," Mathematica Policy Research Reports f97b669c7b3e4c2ab95c9f805, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    1. Baillargeon, Sophie & Rivest, Louis-Paul, 2007. "Rcapture: Loglinear Models for Capture-Recapture in R," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 19(i05).
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