Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists

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Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists. / Rudnicka, Anna; Cox, Anna L.; Gould, Sandy J J.

CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019. 392 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

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Rudnicka, A, Cox, AL & Gould, SJJ 2019, Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists. in CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems., 392, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4/05/19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300622

APA

Rudnicka, A., Cox, A. L., & Gould, S. J. J. (2019). Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists. In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [392] (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300622

Vancouver

Rudnicka A, Cox AL, Gould SJJ. Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists. In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019. 392. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300622

Author

Rudnicka, Anna ; Cox, Anna L. ; Gould, Sandy J J. / Why do you need this? Selective disclosure of data among citizen scientists. CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Bibtex

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abstract = "Recent scandals involving data from participatory research have contributed to broader public concern about online privacy. Such concerns might make people more reluctant to participate in research that asks them to volunteer personal data, compromising many researchers{\textquoteright} data collection. We tested several motivational messages that encouraged participation in a citizen science project. We measured people{\textquoteright}s willingness to disclose personal information. While participants were less likely to share sensitive data than neutral data, disclosure behaviour was not affected by attitudes to privacy. Importantly, we found that citizen scientists who were exposed to a motivational message that emphasised {\textquoteleft}learning{\textquoteright} were more likely to share sensitive information than those presented with other types of motivational cues. Our results suggest that priming individuals with motivational messages can increase their willingness to contribute personal data to a project, even if the request pertains to sensitive information. ",
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