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=== Worker perspective: Being a Turker  ===
 
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*'''Crowdsourcing (definition):''' the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an ''undefined'' (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call.
  
 
* '''What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.'''
 
* '''What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.'''
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** 80% of the tasks are carried out by the 20% most active Turkers.
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** The majority of Turkers (56%) are U.S. based, but there is a growing number of Indian Turkers (36%) and other nationalities, and nearly one-third of respondents had a median annual income of <$10,000.
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** For posters on Turker Nation, the primary reason for Turking is to earn money.
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** '''Problems for Turkers:''' employers who don’t pay, identifying scams, and the cost (to workers) of poorly designed tasks.
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** '''Problems with MTurk:''' information asymmetry and the imbalance of power.
  
 
* '''What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.'''
 
* '''What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.'''

Revision as of 15:01, 24 January 2016

Attend a panel to hear from workers and requesters

Report on some of the observations you gathered during the panel.

Reading others' insights

Worker perspective: Being a Turker

  • Crowdsourcing (definition): the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call.
  • What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.
    • 80% of the tasks are carried out by the 20% most active Turkers.
    • The majority of Turkers (56%) are U.S. based, but there is a growing number of Indian Turkers (36%) and other nationalities, and nearly one-third of respondents had a median annual income of <$10,000.
    • For posters on Turker Nation, the primary reason for Turking is to earn money.
    • Problems for Turkers: employers who don’t pay, identifying scams, and the cost (to workers) of poorly designed tasks.
    • Problems with MTurk: information asymmetry and the imbalance of power.
  • What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.

Worker perspective: Turkopticon

  • What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.
  • What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.

Requester perspective: Crowdsourcing User Studies with Mechanical Turk

  • What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.
  • What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.

Requester perspective: The Need for Standardization in Crowdsourcing

  • What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.
  • What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.

Both perspectives: A Plea to Amazon: Fix Mechanical Turk

  • What observations about workers can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.
  • What observations about requesters can you draw from the readings? Include any that may be strongly implied but not explicit.

Needfinding by browsing MTurk-related forums, blogs, Reddit, etc.

List out the observations you made while doing your fieldwork. Links to examples (posts/threads) would be extremely helpful.

Synthesis

List out your most salient and interesting needs for workers and requesters. Please back up each one with evidence: at least one observation, and ideally an interpretation as well.

Worker needs

Requester needs

Milestone contributors

Slack usernames of all who helped create this wiki page submission: @shreygupta98