Getting started: launching your first study

How to set up and run your first study

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23 articles in this collection
Written by Zak Evernden, Phelim Bradley, and Katia Damer and 1 other

Can I change any details of my study after it is published?

The only thing you can change after publishing is the maximum number of participants your study will receive
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Written by Zak Evernden
Updated over a week ago

Why is there a minimum value for the Maximum Allowed Time I can set?

The purpose of this feature is to exclude participants who become inactive
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Written by Zak Evernden
Updated over a week ago

Posting Gorilla experiments on Prolific

Returned or timed-out submissions will take up an available place on Gorilla, but not on Prolific
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Written by Zak Evernden
Updated over a week ago

What survey/experimental software is compatible with Prolific?

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Written by Phelim Bradley
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How do I post a study on Prolific?

To start recruiting participants via Prolific, follow these steps.
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Written by Katia Damer
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How do I record the participant IDs?

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Written by Phelim Bradley
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How to get the participant ID from a query string

This functionality enters Prolific IDs automatically for participants into the survey software, and helps prevent typos
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Written by Katia Damer
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How do I add a completion URL at the end of my study?

Redirecting participants to the completion URL when they've finished the study
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Written by Phelim Bradley
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Alternative to completion URL

It is possible to run a study without a completion URL
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Written by Katia Damer
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How can I preview / try out my study from the participant point of view (before launching it widely)?

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Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

What is your dropout / attrition rate in longitudinal studies?

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Written by Katia Damer
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Can I randomly assign participants to conditions with Prolific?

How to do random assignment within Prolific
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Written by Phelim Bradley
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Can I run dyadic experiments via Prolific?

We don't provide the software for dyadic experiments, but we can provide the participants
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Written by Katia Damer
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How do I know if participants are paying attention during studies?

You'll only know by including attention checks
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Written by Katia Damer
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How can I delete a study?

How to delete a study from your dashboard
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Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

What is a completion code?

A completion code shows that the participant clicked on the completion URL
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Written by Phelim Bradley
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How do participants find out about my study on Prolific Academic?

Via email or by visiting the studies page on Prolific.
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Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Can I create surveys using Prolific Academic?

Design your survey with your preferred external survey software
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Written by Phelim Bradley
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Can I send messages to participants?

Sending individual or bulk messages/emails to participants.
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Written by Katia Damer
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Who can post studies on Prolific Academic?

Academic researchers, data scientists, market researchers, pollsters – anyone who needs data from humans!
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Written by Jim Moodie
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Can I add participants once a study has begun?

How to add participants to a published study.
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Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Is it possible to change the eligibility criteria once the study is live?

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Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

Can I resend notifications about my study to participants?

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Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago