NYU Neurolinguistics Lab Wage History
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Answer a series of questions about word meaning - $1.00
$4.28 / hour
00:14:02 / completion time
ConsAnswer 100 questions about how you associate a word with different meanings. The word I was given was "poison" and a couple of examples of associations I was given were:
"To what degree do you think of this thing as being large in size?
"For comparison, volcano would receive a high rating on this question because volcanos are very large in size.
"In contrast, camel might receive a medium rating, because camels are somewhat large in size."
"To what degree do you think of this thing as being a thing or action that people use to communicate?
"For comparison, conversation would receive a high rating on this question because conversations are one method people use to communicate.
"In contrast, pen might receive a medium rating, because pens are tools often used to communicate."
Seems simple enough, but you have to do 100 of these, with attention checks after every 10. Worse yet, if you go "too fast", it's an automatic rejection. I know this, because I'm a fairly fast reader, and I was moving through the pages at a brisk pace (skipping over the examples, such as the one about the volcano and camel, since I know what the word "large" means), when a warning popped up and told me if I don't slow down, I would receive an automatic rejection, as I was either "going too fast" or "clicking randomly".
Since I didn't know how slow I needed to go, I purposely made sure to take lots of time on every following page, but this made the work take exceedingly long, and it was already quite repetitive and uninteresting to begin with. Not worth the time or effort for $1. Especially given that the Requestor (at the time of writing) only has a 92% approval rate.
Advice to RequesterIf a Worker can pass all of the 10+ attention checks, does that not show they were paying attention? In which case why should you force Workers to go slower than they can, when everyone has different reading speeds. Do away with the time requirement, as it just hurts Workers and will make them avoid you in the future.
Answer questions about animated scenes: ~20 minutes - $2.00
$13.66 / hour
00:08:47 / completion time
Prospotential $2 bonus (not disclosed at the end)
Consanimations are really annoying and unncessary, requires audio with some grating noises
Write the name of the object in the picture [Version 2] - $0.50
$8.33 / hour
00:03:36 / completion time
- HIT Rejected
ProsNot to bad
ConsI did miss up on this and hit enter before I was done , asked if I could redo it no help from them , not even an answer to message sent to them , so a big fat rejection , I don't know If I will do any more for them or not , but they do pay fast