Using Mechanical Turk for Survey Research


Sam Henry is a Software Development Engineer at Amazon Mechanical Turk. He earned an MS in Computer Science at the University of Chicago.

5/12/2015 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM ~ 300 Wallace Hall
Amazon Mechanical Turk ( is a web service that provides an on-demand, scalable workforce to complete tasks that people can do better than computers, such as providing survey response data. This workshop gives a unique opportunity to hear from a member of the Mechanical Turk software development team about using MTurk for survey research. Discussion will focus on MTurk's history, capabilities and ecosystems, with an emphasis on its capabilities.
Remarks via Skype from a member of MTurk's development team followed by Q&A and discussion.