Group based dissertations using crowdsourcing platforms

/Group based dissertations using crowdsourcing platforms

Group based dissertations using crowdsourcing platforms

Federic Basso LSEAthina Chatzigavriil LSEThe project team:
Frédéric Basso, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
and Athina Chatzigavriil from LTI

“In addition to learning how to use crowdsourcing platforms, the LTI grant will facilitate data collection and make group-based dissertations more attractive to students.  This project invites students to contribute to more relevant research in psychological and behavioural science at a cross-cultural level. Students in psychology are mostly presented with research that has been tested on Western participants whose attitudes and behaviours are (very) different from Easterners (Henrich, Heine & Norenzayan, 2010). Our international body of students is therefore exposed to knowledge and theories those applicability to other populations is, most of the time, ignored and untested. This project will aim to replicate results on different populations across the world. Students will work in a cross-cultural group on a shared research project which would further strengthen their skills (collaborating in a multi-cultural team) and enrich their learning experience at the LSE.

Frédéric Basso

Students will conduct research using crowdsourcing platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, Crowdflower or Prolific to carry out replication studies in psychology in different populations.  Students will be able to work together to discuss common issues and share their individual data collections for cross-cultural comparisons.



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