McDermott Experiments Wage History
Top Worker Reviews
!!LONG!! Pitch Perception Experiment - Up to $18.50 BONUS possible for a total of $18.75 in 1:45-2 hours - $0.25 +13.39 bonus Confirmed!
$9.58 / hour
01:25:28 / completion time
Pros- They warned you; you cannot say they did not warn me. They warned you in the title, in the HIT description, at the first page of HIT.
- They even told you that there is no progress bar but they mentioned the number of the parts.
- There is no more stupid continue button like their previous HITs.
- McDermott s always pay their bonus.
Cons- From now on I am bipolar bear.
- I am hearing sounds even half an hour after the the HIT completion. Wait, there is someone at the window. Nope, no one is there. Hey, someone is knocking at my door. Still, no one.
Long Auditory Perception Study, Up to $15.00 BONUS possible in 1.5 hours - $0.15 +13.74 bonus Confirmed!
$9.59 / hour
01:26:52 / completion time
ProsI did this to myself. I will say that.
ConsEven if you have perfect pitch and never miss a single trial for the full $15 bonus, with this time, the pay would be $10.46/hr. You absolutely WILL spend at least an hour on this HIT, and you can't do anything else while you're listening to endless tones. The trials are unmarked so you never know how much further you have to go. This is a trash HIT on every level, and I'm only not marking it as underpaid because two seconds of thought would have told me that this was going to be underpaid. They're explicit about that with the pay rate/time estimate up front. My fault; I was blinded because this requester usually pays better.
Sound Perception Study — $4.50 BONUS possible in ~ 30-35 minutes - $0.25 +0.01 bonus Confirmed!
$0.37 / hour
00:42:13 / completion time
ProsNO PROS: here's the structure to the hit: Part one - work through various tunes marking each one if there is a mistake and how familiar you are with the tune - Second part - listen to two pairs of tunes and mark if they are the same - could be done a little faster
ConsPoorly paid compared to other McDermott even with the max bonus - I did struggle working on this - there was no mention of how many trials you had to listen to in both parts so you had no idea where you were when working on the hit, it was like I was working blindly - I thought listening to these melodies/tunes it was hard to know if you could recognize them or not - don't recommend working on this particular hit.
11.24.2021-Wow just received a bonus of 0.01c via email this hit has yet to be approved????????