Hello, FindingFive researchers! We have recently implemented a new feature — you can now use FindingFive to offer bonus payments to your Mechanical Turk participants. Here’s how:
1. From the Session Details page of the session in question, open the Completed Participants tab.
2. Next, use the Worker ID column to identify the lucky participant, and select the associated bonus icon.
Note that Worker IDs in this image are blocked to protect participant privacy.
3. The previous step opens a pop-up. All you have to do is enter the bonus amount and a quick message; FindingFive and MTurk handle the rest.
Note: MTurk charges a 20% fee for all bonus payments. Funds will be transferred directly from your Amazon Web Services account (FindingFive doesn’t handle this step), so make sure you have enough reserved in that account.
4. That’s it! MTurk will transfer the bonus straight to your participant’s account, and your participant will receive a message that looks something like this:
We hope you like this new feature! If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Find us at firstname.lastname@example.org.