Internal HITs on Amazon Mechanical Turk can be programmatically restrictive, and as a result, many requesters turn to using external HITs as a more flexible alternative. However, creating such HITs can be redundant and time-consuming. MmmTurkey is a framework that enables researchers to not only quickly create and manage external HITs thanks to convenient built-in features, but more significantly also capture and record detailed worker behavioral data characterizing how each worker completes a given task. Though initially designed with Mechanical Turk in mind, MmmTurkey can provide embeddable code to be used on any platform. You can read our paper here.

Developed by Miles Hudson and Brandon Dang under the direction of Dr. Matthew Lease.