Research Themes / Assignments

Risk perception in the use of mobile computing and mobile applications

| COM-Master Thesis |

| Technical Comm. |

Posted: 01/12/2017

UT contact person: Susanne Barth, MSc

                                  Prof. Menno D. T. de Jong

E-mail: s.barth@utwente.nl

Context information:

 

The role of risk perception in the use of mobile computing and mobile applications

Description of thesis project / theme:

 

Research showed that online surfing and utilizing mobile computing is characterized by a paradoxical behavior: though users claim to be seriously concerned about their privacy, their online activities often include the disclosure of private information and both the downloading and installation of mobile applications - seemingly without hesitation. By means of this research, we would like to explore the role risk perception plays in the use of mobile computing and specifically, the use of mobile applications.

More precisely, we would like to know how do users rate different permission according to their perceived riskiness and what is the perception and understanding towards Android permission system of users. The research method to be applied will be considered together with the student.

Start date: As soon as possible

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