During the four years of my Ph.D. research on online privacy decision-making, I learned that many factors influence people's choices. I also found that some of these factors are more extensively researched because they are easier to assess through standard measuring instruments (e.g., self-reported scales) or because their role is harder to interpret.
Over the last couple of months, I have been working on a new study, which involves the collection of personal information. Once the theoretical and design foundation has been identified there was only one more thing to prepare, participants' consent. While it may seem like a trivial task, and I have done it on few … Continue reading Privacy, consent and scientific research – what is required?