How Well Do My Results Generalize? Comparing Security and Privacy Survey Results from MTurk, Web, and Telephone Samples

@article{Redmiles2019HowWD,
  title={How Well Do My Results Generalize? Comparing Security and Privacy Survey Results from MTurk, Web, and Telephone Samples},
  author={Elissa M. Redmiles and Sean Kross and Michelle L. Mazurek},
  journal={2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP)},
  year={2019},
  pages={1326-1343}
}
  • Elissa M. Redmiles, Sean Kross, Michelle L. Mazurek
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science
  • 2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP)
  • Security and privacy researchers often rely on data collected from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) to evaluate security tools, to understand users' privacy preferences and to measure online behavior. Yet, little is known about how well Turkers' survey responses and performance on security- and privacy-related tasks generalizes to a broader population. This paper takes a first step toward understanding the generalizability of security and privacy user studies by comparing users' self-reports of… CONTINUE READING
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