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Out damn bot, out: Recruiting real people into substance use studies on the internet

Godinho, Alexandra; Schell, Christina; Cunningham, John


While the Internet has become a popular and effective strategy for recruiting substance users into research, there is a large risk of recruiting duplicate individuals and Internet bots that pose as humans. Strategies to mitigate these issues are outlined and categorized into two groups: (1) automatic techniques which are often embedded into surveys and (2) ongoing manual techniques implemented during recruitment. Potential limitations of these strategies are discussed, and an example of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Substance Abuse
DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1691131


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