How are we different?
When testing Prolific, MTurk, CloudResearch, Dynata and Qualtrics, research shows that Prolific produces significantly higher data quality on all measures. This includes attention, honesty, comprehension and reliability. Read the full paper or blog summary.
Use all of Prolific's 250+ pre-set filters at no extra cost. Only representative samples cost more. On MTurk, each additional screener adds to your bill.
*Should you need a niche sample of participants we don't have screeners for, contact us.
Get more accurate national conclusions on Prolific using our representative sample feature. Our algorithm will distribute your survey across sex, age and ethnicity within either the US or UK.
Prolific’s tools help you easily find the same participants and run follow-up studies. You have to manually trace participants on MTurk.
Part of high quality research is following universal ethical standards. Unlike MTurk and other platforms, Prolific sets a minimum hourly reward of £6.00 or $8.00 for all participants.
Prolific is designed by researchers for researchers. That's why set up is so quick and easy – think 15 minutes, not hours. Our support team comes with extensive training too. Ask us for anything you need or view our Help Centre.
Prolific protects researcher and participant privacy. Our research rules and anonymous in-app messaging system help you chat freely and safely about your studies.
MTurk doesn’t list how many active participants they have, but claim to have a total pool of 500,000. Prolific has 130,000+ active participants, with 800,000+ total pool size.
Prolific is built to put researchers in control. Recruit participants when you need them and collect data at 10x the speed of traditional research methods.
The average study takes 2 hours to complete on Prolific, and MTurk is speedy too. Completion time depends mainly on your audience and study length.
Both are affordable, but Prolific’s free audience filters and reliable data help remove hidden costs. Prolific’s minimum reward is $8.00 per hour + 30% service fee for industry customers, or 25% service fee for academics and non-profits. MTurk’s minimum is $0.01 per task + 20% service fee (or 40% for 10+ tasks). Whilst MTurk can be cheaper, paying to prescreen and replace unreliable data can quickly increase costs.
Get used to thoughtful, reliable answers. Research proves we're best in class.
Create your survey with your favourite tools. Bring us the link. We'll supply the data.
Set up in 10 minutes and start seeing results instantly. Studies complete in hours, not weeks.
Pricing is transparent and affordable, so you feel total confidence we'll suit your budget.
Our team of scientists and experts are ready if you need us.
Easily run longitudinal and multi-part studies. Or simply interview select participants.
Use all our 250+ pre-set filters if you need. It's no extra cost. Only representative samples cost more.
Participants see every penny meant for them, and our minimum reward respects their time.
Green Market Mechanism Designs
University of Oxford
"We are really enjoying using Prolific. It has been so much better for us than MTurk.”
"Prolific participants were writing in full sentences and fully describing things. It’s a gold mine of data and such valuable feedback."
“Prolific is amazing. 4,000 participants in less than 24 hours. It's the stuff of dreams.”
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