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Attention Checks Reconsidered

Discussion in 'AMT News' started by Achilles2357, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Achilles2357

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    I am new to the scene here, but that was a very interesting article.

    I have found personally, that I tend to react to "attention checks" as rude, and when personality questions are asked both before and after such an occurrence, my reactions tend to skew into the realm of "pissed off".
     
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    I've done this for around a year now, and if they have any one of the "normal" attention checks, I just roll with it. But if someone tries to get "clever" and throw in an attention check in some strange way, this really throws me off. Part of getting better at mturk is learning what sort of stuff you can just click through with no thinking, so that you can actually pay attention when it matters, but if they are trying to screw around, then this screws it all up.
     
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