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    I see this question come up often, and the basic answer seems a little obvious to me.

    Mturk is basically interested in data entry. Data entry with a bit of savvy and expertise added.

    I see people talk about 100,000 HITs over a year with 99% accuracy, and wonder why they can't get a Masters.

    Getting a masters is all about data entry. Accurate data entry. Extremely proficient data entry.

    You have to do 1000 HITs a day over and over again to get it.

    You say you've done 100 HITs a day for a year with 99% accuracy? You won't get it.

    Furthermore, a Master's is task oriented. You get it for doing certain tasks (categorization, photos, etc). You then get universal privileges. You probably also have to do a lot of other jobs to show your versatility.

    The bottom line -- if you aren't a batch worker (a hard core batch worker who'll do 1000 or more of these a day, you probably won't get a Master's). You have to do this everyday for a long time before you get considered.

    One other thing -- I'm not sure requestors who don't tend to reject (Crowdflower, e.g) matter much in this.

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    I think you might be wrong.

    There's several people that only had 6,500 HITs approved when they received it, and I know two that did less than 100 HITs a day.

    Do you have masters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms61853 View Post
    I see this question come up often, and the basic answer seems a little obvious to me.

    Mturk is basically interested in data entry. Data entry with a bit of savvy and expertise added.

    I see people talk about 100,000 HITs over a year with 99% accuracy, and wonder why they can't get a Masters.

    Getting a masters is all about data entry. Accurate data entry. Extremely proficient data entry.

    You have to do 1000 HITs a day over and over again to get it.

    You say you've done 100 HITs a day for a year with 99% accuracy? You won't get it.

    Furthermore, a Master's is task oriented. You get it for doing certain tasks (categorization, photos, etc). You then get universal privileges. You probably also have to do a lot of other jobs to show your versatility.

    The bottom line -- if you aren't a batch worker (a hard core batch worker who'll do 1000 or more of these a day, you probably won't get a Master's). You have to do this everyday for a long time before you get considered.

    One other thing -- I'm not sure requestors who don't tend to reject (Crowdflower, e.g) matter much in this.
    This is how you get masters

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaboardavenue View Post
    I think you might be wrong.

    There's several people that only had 6,500 HITs approved when they received it, and I know two that did less than 100 HITs a day.

    Do you have masters?
    No, I don't have. I only observe.

    I'm not trying to argue. I have no idea why the choices are made.

    I think I am right in what I said

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms61853 View Post
    No, I don't have. I only observe.

    I'm not trying to argue. I have no idea why the choices are made.

    I think I am right in what I said
    OK. Maybe those other people are just an exception or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaboardavenue View Post
    OK. Maybe those other people are just an exception or something.

    Yes, they are absolutely an exception. Of course, anyone who got a Master's qual after 6500 some odd HITs is free to chime in.

    (Geez folks, can possibly dispense with the dumb ass graphics? I mean, my 7 year old daughter finds that interesting... I'm just sayin')

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    I think saying you need to do a lot of hits per day for X amount of time is a good theory, however I doubt it's 1000, I've never seen someone screenshot their dashboard after getting masters who does over 1000/day, usually it's between 3-500/day for a week or two at a time.

    And RE: people putting up stupid responses, I think everyone's just tired of seeing the Master's discussion rehashed every other day when no one knows any information for sure. Still, they're expressing their annoyance in a very immature way, ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleTape View Post
    I think saying you need to do a lot of hits per day for X amount of time is a good theory, however I doubt it's 1000, I've never seen someone screenshot their dashboard after getting masters who does over 1000/day, usually it's between 3-500/day for a week or two at a time.

    And RE: people putting up stupid responses, I think everyone's just tired of seeing the Master's discussion rehashed every other day when no one knows any information for sure. Still, they're expressing their annoyance in a very immature way, ignore them.
    And this same guy has started another thread a few months ago about a different theory to getting masters. It's getting old.

    No one knows how to get it. And if you think you do, try it out and then let us know in a few months if you have it or not.

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