Honest Participants For Your Scientific Studies

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“It's easy to imagine every university in America buying a subscription to the service.” The Boston Globe

SocialSci has helped hundreds of researchers around the world collect data for their surveys and experiments. Join your colleagues from the following universities by trying our unique survey platform today.

  • Harvard
  • Australian National University
  • Stanford
  • NYU Stern
  • Yale

The Best Platform For Your Research

SocialSci was designed from the ground up specifically and only for academic research. We have created the most efficient data collection platform online by combining cutting-edge computer technology with modern-day participant recruitment practices. We provide the tools you need to power your research. We also guarantee that every participant takes your study seriously and answers your questions honestly—you no longer need to worry about fake responses or repeat survey-takers. And you’ll spend less time learning new software with our powerful and easy-to-use tools. With SocialSci, you'll be up and collecting data in minutes.

We Care About Science

We offer academic-friendly pricing and take a vested interest in your research. We guarantee your study will be completed to your satisfaction.

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Design Complex Questionnaires

Use an intuitive yet robust survey platform to power your studies!

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Instant Participants

Access thousands of participants from a global and demographically-diverse pool in seconds!

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Live 24/7 Support

Chat instantly with a SocialSci support representative via live chat. No waiting!

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Real-Time Collaboration

Share and develop your questionnaire in real-time with your colleagues!

SocialSci Features

System
An intuitive survey design platform that integrates all the question types, logic, and design features needed to smoothly create complex surveys and experiments.
Documents
We don't assume that all your studies conform to the capabilities of traditional online data collection programs. SocialSci enables you to turn any PDF into a questionnaire in seconds.
Settings
We’ve designed SocialSci so you can use all the complex logic you need to make your surveys and experiments run properly without sacrificing ease-of-use or quick learnability.
Download
We enable you to export your data at any stage of data collection via numerous formats. SocialSci also allows for data tags, so your export is readable and organized.
User
SocialSci has developed the first anonymous, honest, and payable pool of participants that are vetted over time. Our process was designed to decrease the cost and headache of finding the right participants.
Search
All demographic questions answered by participants are stored with their anonymous usernames, so we can ensure participants are genuine. This vetting information also allows us to provide you with the exact type of participant you need.
Stats
Our platform enables you to view raw data as participants respond to your study. We also maintain frequency charts and graphs for each item in your questionnaire, which you can access at any time in your data collection process.
Chat
SocialSci enables researchers and participants to interact directly through our secure messaging system. Researchers often receive feedback from participants, which may provide you with additional insight into your research questions.
Temporary
Whether you want to auto-advance participants to the next page in your study or see how long participants spend on each question, SocialSci offers excellent tools to keep track of time.
Mail
SocialSci been approved by Institutional Review Boards at colleges and universities around the world. We are more than happy to share what we have learned. SocialSci reps are available to help craft your next IRB application.
Security
Simply click the "live help" tab on the right-hand side of any SocialSci page and a representative will assist you instantly. We are here to help with everything from study design to IRB compliance.
Select
Working with a lab-mate or colleague at a different university? See in real-time who is editing and what is being altered, and transfer control of your experiment seamlessly.
Import
Need to run Java or Flash from within your survey or experiment? Just provide us with the source. We will compile the code and insert it directly into your study.
Incentivized
Our platform enables you to control when a participant is compensated, even during a study. Set actions or conditions that influence the total compensation provided to participants.
Longitudinal
Our unique participant pool provides the ultimate resource for longitudinal data collection. Easily set permissions, previous study requirements, and interact with participants over time.
Deceit
SocialSci provides a large opt-in deceit pool that allows you to conduct your experiments as needed while lessening your IRB submission burden.
Drawing
Participants can easily create drawings within your survey! They can easily choose different shapes, colors, lines, and a free-draw marker to draw within your experiment.
Cards
SocialSci fully supports both open and closed card sorting tasks, where participants interactively choose categories for different cards via an easy drag-and-drop interface.
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(Currently in Beta) We are extending the SocialSci platform to cover a wide range of reaction time tasks. If you would like to learn more or be involved in our beta testing program, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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(Currently in Beta) Based on researcher demand, we will enable academics to recruit SocialSci participants for live in-lab experiments. If you would like to learn more or be involved in our beta testing program, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Tell Me More About The Pool

Demograph
Access a global pool in seconds
Thousands of research participants
Various continents/countries
Various languages
Various cultures
Balanced Sex Ratio
Various sexualities
Ages 13 to 75
Immensely diverse economic backgrounds
Many different careers and positions
Various educational histories

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “try for free” mean?
SocialSci currently offers free basic accounts to academic researchers. This enables you to create unlimited surveys and collected unlimited responses.
Who can utilize SocialSci’s Platform?
Currently, we only allow academic researchers conducting IRB-approved research to use our pool. Others are welcome to use our survey platform, but will not be granted access to technical support or to our pool.
Can I use your survey tools and not the pool?
Absolutely—though we’re confident that you won’t find a better pool than ours—online or off. Contact us and we’ll prove it!
How do you ensure anonymous yet honest participants?
We take a three-tiered approach to our participant pool. We first authenticate users to make sure they are human and not creating multiple accounts. We then send them through our vetting process, which ensures that our participants are honest by tracking every demographic question they answer across studies. If a participant claims to be 18-years-old one week and 55-years-old the next, our platform will notify you and deliver another quality participant free-of-charge. Finally, we compensate participants via a secure online transaction where personally identifiable information is never revealed.
Will my IRB board ‘OK’ this survey platform?
We’ve worked with IRBs at institutions around the world. SocialSci was created with the IRB process in mind. We are more than happy to assist you with your IRB application. Speak with an IRB specialist here.
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