At his blog, John Hawks considers an approach that some researchers advocate for finding anonymous research subjects: signing them up at Mechanical Turk, Amazon's virtual marketplace where organizations can pay people to do various tasks. "Some psychologists have found an unexpected source of research subjects in the Mechanical Turk.

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