Because of the variety of requests, it is best to contact us in regards to your specific needs. We value both our clients and workers and strive to build mutually beneficial relationships with both. We have signed the Dynamo Guidelines for Academic Requesters and will abide by their terms along with all policies listed in Amazons Terms of Service and our own. We will not violate any parts of the Amazon TOS for any reason. No personally identifiable information can be in any surveys published.
We will always pay our workers (your participants) a fair wage. Workers will always earn an average wage of $9 per hour or $0.15 per minute minimum working on surveys. Our reputation as a requester, your reputation as a client and the welfare of participants are all considered when discussing HIT publication and pricing.
How It Works
You fund our Amazon requester account through us with payment for participants. We review your survey to ensure compliance with all terms of service. We do not want Amazon to pull your HIT because we overlooked any TOS violations (a fairly common occurrence.)
We design the HIT on Mturk with a link to your survey, along with any custom qualifications that you need. Your survey will have a page where the worker can input their worker ID. We compare submission ID's with your list of completion ID's to pay the workers.
Our fees are a minimum of $35 or 13%, whichever is greater. For larger studies over $1000 total, we will reduce our fee to help keep costs lower. Those prices are after cost to Amazon or any money transfer fees. Complicated HITs that involve a lot of testing and time could be more, but these are realistic numbers you can use to budget your costs. If you are publishing multiple surveys at one time, our fees could increase as well.
Amazon Fee = 20%
Mturk Data Fee - See above
Invoice through Pay Pal = 4.7% on total cost.
Academic Survey Request Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
If for some reason you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please send your request to email@example.com
We have heard that occasionally our emails are going into spam folders so we will may respond from Gmail accounts to avoid this problem in the future. Thank you.
We do take phone calls but because of costs we do not return international calls so please call back until you reach us.