To get started with CloudResearch, your first step is to create an account by clicking on “Sign Up” in the upper right-hand corner. On the following page, select “Create an Account” near the bottom.
Once your account is created, you can begin running studies on Prime Panels. To run studies with our MTurk Toolkit, you will need to link your MTurk account with your CloudResearch account. We have created a guide that walks you through this process. Once your accounts are linked, you can run studies on MTurk using the MTurk Toolkit.
If you are interested in having us manage a study for you, there is no need to create an account. You can simply contact us and we can begin discussing your study.
When you run a study with Prime Panels, your study is available to participants who have signed up with one of the online panels that is part of Prime Panels. When you run a study with MTurk, your study is available only to participants who have signed up as a worker on Mechanical Turk.
The process of running studies on Prime Panels and MTurk is similar despite several important differences between the platforms. To run a study with either platform, you can design your survey with an external survey creation platform like Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey. Then, you can use CloudResearch to setup your study, target participants, and manage data collection.
Researchers can set up and run studies on Mechanical Turk without using CloudResearch. However, because MTurk was not designed for behavioral research, there are a number of tasks researchers may find challenging, time-consuming, or impossible if they are not familiar with how to write code and interact with MTurk’s application programming interface (API). Additionally, CloudResearch makes it possible to selectively sample specific groups of MTurk participants.
With the CloudResearch MTurk Toolkit, we have written the code to interact with MTurk’s API, giving researchers the ability to do things like easily determine eligibility criteria, email workers to notify them of a study, automate the approval process, improve data quality, and more. Our MTurk Toolkit was specifically designed to help researchers get the most out of MTurk.
Pricing for CloudResearch MTurk studies is based on the number of participants sourced and the compensation provided per participant. We offer different pricing structures for academic and business accounts when using the MTurk Toolkit. Learn more about our MTurk study pricing or contact us for more information.
There is no charge for creating a CloudResearch account or designing studies within the system. You only pay when you launch a study. We therefore provide you with the opportunity to explore—at no cost—all the tools CloudResearch offers to make managing your studies simpler.
Yes, you can select “Request a Demo” or “Contact Us” and complete the contact form. A member of our Client Support Team will contact you within one business day to learn more about your needs.