Providing Good InstructionsΒΆ

When running experiments with crowdsourcing systems, users benefit greatly from good instructions and will be more attentive to the task. Poorly worded or incomprehensible instructions will result in bad quality data. The tutorials package for Meteor was written alongside TurkServer to provide interactive instructions for how to use a Meteor app, with this use case in mind.

tutorials example

When giving instructions, ensure that participants will understand your experiment and can’t simply “click through” to get paid. A good way to filter out this kind of behavior is to provide comprehension questions that prevent a user from advancing or moving past a certain point in your meteor app without understanding the task. The tutorials package makes it easier to implement these ideas.

For more information, see the documentation for the tutorials package.