We are happy to announce our participant of the month for December, Mike Marg. He is one of the many participants powering research on Prolific.
Last month, he got awarded a participant star by one of our researchers, which is simply a way to say thank you for especially thorough and thoughtful contributions. This also makes him the lucky winner of a Prolific T-shirt!
Mike has been with us since back in 2014, in the early days of Prolific. Here’s what he says about himself and his experience on Prolific.
Prolific: “Tell us something about yourself?”
Mike: "I worked in IT for 8 years before deciding to pursue a career in classical music. I still maintain some clients and work as a for-hire computer dude / web developer. I also love to cook."
P: “Where are you based?”
M: “I split my year up between New York in the United States and Brussels in Belgium.”
P: “What made you sign up to Prolific?”
M: "When I left the 70 hours a week computer world in 2013/2014 I searched for ways to continue to earn some side cash to supplement my income as a fresh musician. I was doing some small tasks here and there on Mechanical Turk and remember seeing the launch for Prolific being tossed around the Internet."
P: “What feature would you most like Prolific to implement?”
M: "A small but possibly useful one – an automatically generated monthly/yearly earnings would be nice to see. Aside from that, I’m quite pleased with how Prolific has developed over the years."
P: “Anything else you’d like to say?”
M: “I really believe the average completion times and estimated rate per hour are what set Prolific apart from other survey sites like MTurk. It’s why it’s the site I usually check first and recommend to those of my friends who are interested in participating in these types of studies (as well as earning a little bit of side cash)."
A massive thanks from our team to Mike and to the many other participants who contribute to the research projects on Prolific every single day. 🙂 🙌