Recruiting Research Participants Online Using Reddit

Wednesday, September 8 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This 50-minute presentation introduces r/SampleSize, a community on the website Reddit that allows for online participant recruitment without compulsory or immediate payment. It will provide an overview of best practices for recruiting participants on r/SampleSize. It will also compare r/SampleSize to Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), a widely used crowdsourcing platform for recruiting research participants.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for recruiting research participants on r/SampleSize
  • List key advantages and disadvantages of r/SampleSize compared to MTurk and other participant pools

Identify key limitations of r/SampleSize and MTurk

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