Samuel Gershman Ratings
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Samuel Gershman Wage History
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Estimation task(~30mins) with bonus($1)(~ 30 minutes) - $4.50
$9.47 / hour
00:28:30 / completion time
Prosymmv. pay is barely fair without the bonus, which I didn't get. Near instant approval.
*Tab + enter keys to get through this will drastically reduce times (as with many surveys). Good one to practice doing that on, if you don't already. Ex. type a number, then tab + enter (or space bar) to advance page, instead of using the mouse. Likewise, select a bubble, tab + enter to advance page. This really saves a lot of time on surveys like this with one Q per page (I would guess using tab + enter saved me 5, if not 10 minutes on this, and it also saves your wrists/ hands from extra strain).
And even when just navigating regular bubble surveys, doing this along with arrow keys to navigate the bubbles really can save time and energy.
Consymmv. Think I was on the faster side on this. Can definitely take longer, and I would avoid if your times are usually slower (at least if there is other work available).
Should pay better tbh, as you have to be full screen/ super attentive for the whole thing.
The luck factor of the bonus kind of annoyed me as well, as you can do a great job/ give full attention throughout, but on the one they choose for the bonus, you might be off by just a little too much (seems like margin of error for bonus should be bigger too or they should figure out a fairer bonus system).
40 minute research task with bonus ($0-$2)(~ 40 minutes) - $4.00 +1.07 bonus Confirmed!
$8.86 / hour
00:34:19 / completion time
ProsYou can take a break in between sessions as it's broken into 4 sessions of 50 trials.
ConsI'm rating this underpaid for two reasons: You're pressing either f or j followed by the space bar for 200 timed rounds ("Every MTurk worker will complete the HIT in exactly the same time, so use the time you have for each decision to your advantage!") so it's guaranteed to take at least this long. Second, the bonus conversion is 1 cent per 10 points in the game and the max points per round is 9 so the theoretical max bonus is $1.8 and obviously you will never get 9 points every round, so they know very well no one is getting a $2 bonus on this.
Advice to RequesterDon't lie about the possible bonus range.
Image Capturing Task! $4 + up to $9 bonus!(~ 60 minutes) - $4.00 +6.00 bonus Confirmed!
$25.19 / hour
00:23:49 / completion time
ProsFaster than expected...
Edit (10/13): bonus received. It took a couple of emails about the unpaid bonus to get a response. I sent one on 10/10 and received an apology for the delay in payment. Looking at a previous review I left for this requester, as well as the reviews from others, late bonus payments are a reoccurring theme for them.
Cons... but this was still torture. The game portion has you place your index and middle fingers in non native positions. Also for good measure, you sometimes use your mouse, so when you had to go back to the keyboard, good luck finding your spot without looking.
And to add injury to insult, after you finish the game portion, there is another 8 minute survey that follows it. The bonus made this worth it, but I could not imagine if I scored lower.
This requester is notorious for paying out bonuses late and not responding to messages via Mturk. This time I snagged the email address from the end of the game portion... zixiang (dot) huang (at) mail (dot) mcgill (dot) ca