Getting started: launching your first study

How to set up and run your first study

20 articles in this collection
Written by Katia Damer, Phelim Bradley, and Jim Moodie

How do I post a study on Prolific?

To start recruiting participants via Prolific, follow these steps.
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

How do I record the participant IDs?

Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

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
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

How do I add a completion URL at the end of my study?

Redirecting participants to the competition URL when they've finished the study
Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Alternative to completion URL

It is possible to run a study without a completion URL
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

How can I preview / try out my study from the participant point of view (before launching it widely)?

Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

Can I preview my study before it's launched?

How to check whether a study is linking up with Prolific correctly before launching
Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

What is your dropout / attrition rate in longitudinal studies?

Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

Can I randomly assign participants to conditions with Prolific?

How to do random assignment within Prolific
Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Can I run dyadic experiments via Prolific?

We don't provide the software for dyadic experiments, but we can provide the participants
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

How do I know if participants are paying attention during studies?

You'll only know by including attention checks
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

How can I delete a study?

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

How do participants find out about my study on Prolific Academic?

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

Can I send messages to participants?

Sending individual or bulk messages/emails to participants.
Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

Who can post studies on Prolific Academic?

Academic researchers, data scientists, market researchers, pollsters – anyone who needs data from humans!
Written by Jim Moodie
Updated over a week ago

Can I add participants once a study has begun?

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

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

Written by Katia Damer
Updated over a week ago

Can I resend notifications about my study to participants?

Written by Phelim Bradley
Updated over a week ago