paul connor Ratings
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Allocation game experiment beginning at 7:30 AM (Earn up to $5 with bonuses) - $2.00
$4.01 / hour
00:29:56 / completion time
Pros-Bonus for the lucky 50% who get put on the good team
-Requester was quick to get back to me to justify why the study was done this way and why there was no way I could get a bonus, but then stopped responding as soon as I pointed out the reasons as to why the way this was conducted was deceptive and misleading.
Cons-Lot of waiting. Seemed like we had a dud in our group who spent half the time AFK, so rounds took forever to start.
-Points dont actually matter unlike every other study we've ever done where points actually lead to a bonus in addition to base pay. The study is based only on having your points past a threshold. One team will reach that threshold, the other will not. So instead of making this study worthwhile for everyone who completes it by providing a base+bonus(based on points), it instead wastes 50% of the peoples time with no redeeming chance to raise the hourly.
-So the bonus is nonexistent based on clarification from the requester. Either you get it, or you don't, and if you are in the lower group, you essentially get no bonus. So your hourly is going to be what I got. Honestly, sleezy practice in my opinion since you have a 50/50 shot of this study being worth your time. Hard pass on the next time around by my standards.
If you are in whatever group gets the smaller amount, your points dont matter. So when the requester states the average payout will be $3.50, he actually means that only 50% of the people will have a chance of of getting that. Technically yes, the average is 3.50 since one group will get the base pay of $2, and the other will get closer to $5, but the wording is highly deceptive since you start this thing under the impression that points matter(like every other study that mentions bonus and points) when in fact, they don't. He is literally skewing his own results since the lower point team has zero incentive to try to keep or maintain their points since they cannot reach the threshold to get any bonus. From my understanding, the entire study is based around the importance of points...
I don't find this review giving away any sort of study info since the directions pretty much state this in full, but in a way that makes you believe this is worth your time.
Interactive experiment starting at exactly 6:00 AM PST (bonuses available, earn between $2-$6 total) - $2.00 +0.32 bonus
$7.90 / hour
00:17:37 / completion time
ConsThese always promise the hope for a good bonus but after having done several of these hits I have yet to ever get anything decent, leaving this to almost always being underpaid. I'm not sure if the other participants are real and I'm just that unlucky but this is at least the fourth time I've wasted 20 minutes for this requester and walked away with hardly anything. Also during the hit it said I had made a larger bonus than what I was given at the end. I'm starting to feel these are fishy and the base pay should be increased, especially because of the time-sensitivity of the hit and needing to give it full attention as to not be kicked out.
Interactive experiment starting at exactly 11:00 AM PST (bonuses available, earn between $2-$6 total) - $2.00 +0.72 bonus
$8.02 / hour
00:20:21 / completion time
ProsBonus actually pays out unlike previous studies
ConsGood to see Mr. Connor hasn't changed his ways. Always poor paying since you are left to rely on your partners which eats up the clock. At least the bonus structure *actually* pays out unlike his last one where you acquired a bonus, however received none of it if you didnt meet a threshold which was unattainable since the study was designed around 50% not getting a bonus regardless of choices that are made.
YMMV on this. Our group completed this fairly quickly, but for some, this could very well have another 10 minutes tacked on.