The latest winner of our monthly $50 Amazon gift card lottery agreed to answer a few questions about his experience working with DLABSS on multiple experiments. We have posted his responses below:
1. What is your occupation? Tell us some basic background information about yourself.
I'm from Uruguay, I am wrapping up my bachelor's degree in Sociology and I plan to do a masters in cognitive science here as well. After that, I would like to apply to a Ph.D abroad. I'm also full time employed so I always steal hours from sleeping!
2. How did you first hear about Harvard DLABSS, and why did you decide to participate for the first time?
I saw a Facebook post by Gary King, I clicked on the link and it was an in depth column about DLABSS, it was fun, it seemed really outside of the box thinking, so I wanted to participate providing the most faithful data I could.
3. Why have you continued to participate in experiments on DLABSS?
Whenever I see a study that I fit the criteria I delve right into it, I find it rewarding to collaborate on cutting edge research.
4. What is one thing you have learned from one of the experiments you participated in?
That online based studies and experiments are here to stay, also, that the whole methodology is still taking its first steps so a lot of thinking and fine tuning has to go into it. It's a massively powerful tool that can provide insights into several different phenomena that normally were studied with geographical constrictions.
5. In your opinion, what is the best feature of DLABSS and/or its website?
Its easiness to use and how well-thought the experiments and studies are.
6. What about DLABSS do you think could be improved for experiment participants?
I think more studies focusing on cross-national and cross-cultural differences, that way more people would feel engaged. Another cool thing would be to be emailed some sort of summary after the studies are published.
7. If you were talking to someone considering participating in DLABSS for the first time, how would you describe your overall experience?
It's extremely fun!