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Discussion in 'Requester Support' started by Pearson, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Pearson

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    Can someone give me an example of multiple assignments? The explanations are unclear. Not sure what multiple answers to a single question are.
    (I am a newbie.)
     
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    Assignment
    You can assign many Workers to work on the same HIT, which is useful way of getting consensus on a subject by many workers giving the same answer. A Worker can only accept a HIT once and can only submit one assignment per HIT. This guarantees that multiple Workers must complete a HIT that has multiple assignments.

    https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSMechTurk/latest/RequesterUI/amt-ui.pdf

    An assignment is a single task for a worker to do. Maybe you want a worker to find a phone number for a specific company. That would be one assignment. You can give this same exact assignment (finding a phone number for a specific company) to multiple workers.
     
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    I am still unclear. Here is the source of my dilemma: Amazon charges a 40% premium for any assignments over 9 on a HIT. I understand an assignment corresponds to Turk filling out the survey. Meaning once you get beyond 9 people filling out the survey, you are paying a steep premium. But a survey filled out only nine times is utterly useless. I need more like 900!. Could someone please help?
     
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    Try this:

    How to Avoid MTurk’s Extra 20% Price Gouge: A Click-by-Click Guide for Academic Requesters

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