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A New Mission

Our community has a new mission! We want this forum to be a place where we all help each other to produce world-changing insights, at every stage of the research process.

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Share best attention check practices and quality design.


Yes. This seems like a good place to share methods we use for quality control in online studies.

It would also be useful to have links to the latest Prolific user demographics here, and important information like how participants are recruited to the platform.

Relatedly - could there be info on how to use the Prolific platform to do different types of sampling? E.g., selecting “nationally representative” gets you a sample stratified in line with national age, gender & ethnicity profiles, but what if I wanted to do cluster sampling, or some kind of nonprobability sampling? Other users might have managed to do this using existing filters, or might be able to suggest features that would achieve the effect.

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I love this. We can encourage people to share their tips on the more ‘complex’ uses of Prolific. You should ask this in our Community Support section and see if anyone can help! :slight_smile:

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