Forums » Ideas » How can we further promote the Dynamo guidelines for academic requesters? More academic requesters need to be informed about it.
Thanks for posting this idea careful_owl!
Folks at MTG have started a post to track and promote academic requesters who have signed the guidelines, great work! :) http://www.mturkgrind.com/threads/26926-Trusted-Academic-Requesters-and-Researchers
Please post your ideas on how to promote the guidelines further. We have already seen academics mentioning the Dynamo guidelines in their HITs and an academic paper. We are already making an impact.
embarrassed_caribou and frightened_owl
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I think the forums play a big role in promoting Dynamo here. Electrolytes thread is a great start, in addition to it we could advertise a small banner somewhere on the front page advertising what it is. As well as dedicating a global thread to it on MTG explaining the general idea of what Dynamo is and linking it to the wiki. I can also ask all my moderators to link to it in their signatures and having those staff signatures always enabled which is possible with the forum software we’re running.
These are just some ideas, I’ll post more as the brainstorming continues :)
light_dragonfly and frightened_owl
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We got 27 new signatures today! Thanks for all your efforts! I also encourage you to subscribe to this thread: http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/actions/topics/call-for-comments-turker-authored-guidelines-for-research-on-amt?page=5
as discussions about the guidelines happen there.
Also, tense_ringworm posted this in another thread but not many people are subscribed to that thread so I’m copying it here:
It has been a month since we launched the guidelines and they have been viewed over 12,000 times! Thanks to all who have signed.
We had a suggestion from a commenter on the crowdresearch.org blog post to get the word out about the guidelines in more venues:
Maybe it would be possible to get this circulated via some official channels. Off the top of my head: CHI Tech News (email newsletter), CACM, XRDS, ACM daily newsletter, Stanford press release. You could also ask researchers you communicate with to broadcast it to their department. There should be some good outlets for communicating in the AI/ML research community (I would imagine they’re heavy Turk users) but I don’t know what publication channels would be appropriate there.
To translate some of that: - ACM = Association for Computing Machinery - CACM = Communications of the ACM (the print and online magazine of the whole ACM) - XRDS = Crossroads, the student magazine of the ACM
What do you all think? One option is we could draft a press release of sorts and send it out to the editors of these various publications.
Once word about the guidelines is out, we could even reach out to organizers of the big conferences like SIGCHI (Computer Human Interaction), HCOMP (Human Computation), AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) – places where researchers who use MTurk often publish – and ask them to disseminate the guidelines in their communities’ announcement lists.
Are any Turk workers willing to lead up writing such a press release? I am a researcher and I think it is important for a document like this to be from workers.
Every HIT I have published has a link to the wiki guidelines in it. I have published surveys for almost a dozen international academics since August, and I just looked and none of them have signed. I think support and approval by the academic community is almost as essential as support from the turking community. Since I abide by the dynamo guidelines, they are essentially following the guidelines themselves. I review each survey prior to publishing and clarify the intentions of the research before giving approval that I will work with them. When each researcher is done with their project, I am going to ask them to sign the guidelines if they agree with what they represent. I honestly would like to see 100 academic signatures on the end of those guidelines by this time next year.
light_dragonfly and embarrassed_caribou
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I have a fairly high traffic blog that is focused towards requesters. http://turkrequesters.blogspot.com/ I know it is small compared to some of those associations, but it has received half a million hits since its inception. I have linked to the wiki guidelines in a few posts, my most recent post links to them. I know quite a few excellent writers in the turking community. I will pay one of them to write this. How long should a press release be ? I will pay someone to write it, and we can edit it here ? Is this a good idea or no ?
I found a turker to do this, she wants to do it for free. She said she will have something tomorrow.
I am also sending an email to all my previous clients.
I know you are busy but, if you have a chance would you mind looking at this doc. and possibly signing it? http://wiki.wearedynamo.org/index.php/Guidelines_for_Academic_Requesters To show your agreement to follow these guidelines in your future research, please send us an email at email@example.com so we can add your signature. Please email us from your academic email account to help verify your identity. Only if you agree with what is presented. We are working on a press release for next week.
Thank you so much
Thanks vast_anaconda! 5 new academics have signed on and I hope for more! Maybe you can sign on behalf of all clients of MTurk Data?
About the press release, this is awesome thanks! Maybe we can start with a draft in the Dynamo Wiki and iterate from there. I created a page here: http://wiki.wearedynamo.org/index.php/Press_release_about_the_guidelines
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Posted a draft from a great worker on the wiki, hopefully we can get some more input on this. I also gave her a link to the hit on mturk so she can become a member here.
Thanks for inviting me to join the forum. Hope the news release was a start towards what you are looking for.
I just have to laugh, your screen name seems like something that I would use. Glad you joined and thank you for getting a draft of the press release up.
Hi nasty_panda! Welcome to Dynamo and thanks for writing the press release, this is a great first start. We need to spend the next few days getting feedback from others on Dynamo and editing it before we try to publish it :)