Sandy Gould, University of Birmingham
It’s easy to think of online studies as a magic box, with data appearing from the aether. In our research we’ve been trying to understand the people who make online studies possible and how they go about their work. In this talk I will reflect on what we’ve learnt about our participants’ working contexts and the constraints placed on them by the tasks we set and the nature of the platforms we use. These shape how people behave and, in turn, the results that we obtain.