Comment author: Peterslattery  (EA Profile) 06 July 2018 03:47:20AM 1 point [-]

This sounds very interesting. How does it compare to alternative recruitment platforms?

Comment author: lukefreeman  (EA Profile) 06 July 2018 10:45:31PM 0 points [-]

Thanks Peter – I've written an article that explains the differences generally speaking between different approaches to recruitment:

The core difference is our approach: We think a researcher’s job isn’t to figure out complex systems to find quality participants, so we provide best practice research methods directly into our tools. We allow researchers to customise their studies in many ways, but a researcher isn’t required to spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on details such as preventing duplication, calculating incentives, performing quality checks or other measures. Positly does all of this (and more) right out of the box. When we design a feature, we think about the many different contexts in which the feature could be used. Then we try to get to the root of the problem that the researcher has and abstract the solution to the most universally useful feature. Finally, we ensure that the feature behaves in a way that the researcher would expect. Our development process means that all researchers on Positly benefit from a versatile tool that is customisable to their needs. As we develop and release new features, Positly can be applied in different research contexts, all while maintaining a familiar and intuitive interface – freeing time for researchers to do what they do best.

I've currently got some draft comparisons with specific other platforms which I can share with anyone who get's in touch (not posting publicly as I want to make sure they're bulletproof first when making specific comparisons to other companies).

Comment author: lukefreeman  (EA Profile) 05 July 2018 10:48:51PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for sharing!

The consistent item on my budget that I find we struggle to keep low is eating out, largely because that's the only way we see a lot of people (close friends and family). I wrote about this in my blog post when I limited my food to <$2 a day for a month, food is social and that's a tough thing.

Also, I read your other post about setting your salary based on world's average GDP and was shocked to see rent that low – rent is at minimum 5x that much in Sydney 😳

Comment author: lukefreeman  (EA Profile) 18 June 2018 08:14:10PM 2 points [-]

I'm really interested in what concrete suggestions there are for things that could be direct, effective and engaging for members.

Comment author: lukefreeman  (EA Profile) 06 June 2018 12:34:23AM 2 points [-]

I love this idea with so many 😍emojis