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PLAY GAMES AND COMPLETE SURVEYS(≈ 100 minutes) - $10.00
$12.82 / hour
00:46:48 / completion time
Play a bunch of IATs masquerading as games on Unity, and complete generic questionnaires pertaining to your life for $10.
The games can be visually interesting and engaging if you want them to be. Think Regan Mandryk (AEOONULLODQWX), but a bit more lame, as there is no general theme that encompasses the 8 or so games in this study.
The study didn't actually take 100 minutes, as it claimed several times in the title and description. They provided a more realistic estimate of 50 minutes in the description as well, however. With a 6 hour timer, as well as breaks provided to you within the games and survey itself, you can work on this in parts in the background if you wanted to.
The survey ends abruptly and gives you the code after completing the last game.
ConsThe games are a bore, as they are all done in Unity and are very repetitive IATs most of the time. The one game that isn't a generic IAT has a forced 8 minute timer. Some of the games don't even attempt to be games, and are just straight up IATs with no interface. All games either have annoying sound effects, annoying music, or both at the same time, so mute the tab if you want to save yourself the ear cancer.
There is no incentive to doing well in the games, and in some games doing well on them means you're going to be stuck doing them for longer. No bonuses for top performers is depressing, and really cuts into workers' motivation when trying to slog through this IAT-riddled study.
Because the games are hosted on Unity, they will pause whenever you remove your focus on the window. This makes it annoying to try to pause or multitask, as you have to devote your entire focus onto the boring IATs.
For the survey questionnaires theirselves, they are a bit personal. They also included several attention checks, and some of the survey pages are very bubbly. They're just as annoying as the games you're playing.
I would avoid this if you don't enjoy doing IATs for this long.
Psychology Study--Mobile Device Restricted (~ 55 minutes) - $6.00
$6.71 / hour
00:53:40 / completion time
ProsZero. Zilch. Nada. Only possibly pro is that if you're reading this it might mean you haven't done it yet and you can save yourself an hour of monotony.
ConsI want that hour of my life back. Good lord that was awful.
- So boring and monotonous you'll be lucky if it doesn't put you to sleep.
- Biggest con is certainly that there is no bonus to make up for the awfulness of that. Similar studies award a good bonus when offering a similar base pay as this. - - Requires Inquisit but only at the end, so if Inquisit feels like acting up, you're probably screwed.
Advice to RequesterEasily one of your top 3 worst studies to do and worst paying studies. Increase the base pay on this or award a substantial bonus for each tier of games played.
Computer game and survey asking about your psychological wellbeing and lifestyle(~ 80 minutes) - $8.00
$13.45 / hour
00:35:41 / completion time
ProsThe inquisit section is broken up really nicely–timed so it can't take you more than 15-20 min, with 4 breaks that you can make as long as you want. Especially easy to drop in another monitor/desktop and proceed as normal. Plus, the inquisit section was (dare I say) fun.
ConsThe survey section is pretty much bubble hell; I'd say about ~300 Qs so consider how long that normally takes you to get a better estimate. For me, that's 16-20 min. The hit timer is 4hr and they say you can take as many breaks as you like, which is pretty much what I did (the time I listed is manually adjusted for my breaks +/-5min).