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Response Patterns in Computer-Administered Surveys
Unformatted Document Text:  Computer Administered Surveys 9 Hypothesis 1 is intended to test participants’ acceptance of potentially malicious data on their computers without truly knowing why the data is placed there. H2: Users are likely to give out personal information (operationalized as a personal e-mail address) even when they have no foreknowledge of the person to whom they are giving their information. Hypothesis 2 is intended to test participants’ willingness to provide personal information to a survey administrator they have no foreknowledge of. H3: Users tend not to read privacy policies. Hypothesis 3 is intended to test participants’ desire for Internet privacy – or, more precisely, their desire to know how others protect their Internet privacy. Research Questions RQ1: Does an Internet user’s knowledge of what cookies are and what they do affect whether or not users accept cookies? Research Question 1 is intended to explore participants’ knowledge of and behavior toward cookies. RQ2: Will users who do not accept cookies be more likely to have stronger concerns about Internet privacy than users who do accept cookies? Research Question 2 is intended to explore participants’ opinions on Internet privacy and the interaction of those opinions with their behavior toward cookies. RQ3: Do participants in Internet surveys tend to succumb to socially-desirable response patterns?

Authors: Roseman, Joshua. and Mitrook, Michael.
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Computer Administered Surveys
9
Hypothesis 1 is intended to test participants’ acceptance of potentially malicious data
on their computers without truly knowing why the data is placed there.
H2: Users are likely to give out personal information (operationalized as a personal e-mail
address) even when they have no foreknowledge of the person to whom they are giving their
information.
Hypothesis 2 is intended to test participants’ willingness to provide personal
information to a survey administrator they have no foreknowledge of.
H3: Users tend not to read privacy policies.
Hypothesis 3 is intended to test participants’ desire for Internet privacy – or, more
precisely, their desire to know how others protect their Internet privacy.
Research Questions
RQ1: Does an Internet user’s knowledge of what cookies are and what they do affect whether
or not users accept cookies?
Research Question 1 is intended to explore participants’ knowledge of and behavior
toward cookies.
RQ2: Will users who do not accept cookies be more likely to have stronger concerns about
Internet privacy than users who do accept cookies?
Research Question 2 is intended to explore participants’ opinions on Internet privacy
and the interaction of those opinions with their behavior toward cookies.
RQ3: Do participants in Internet surveys tend to succumb to socially-desirable response
patterns?


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