Problem and Hypothesis<br />Problem: “Is there a change in attitudes concerning online privacy between freshmen and seniors at NJIT?”<br />Ho: There is no difference in attitudes between freshmen and seniors at NJIT, concerning their attitudes towards online privacy.<br />H1: There is a difference in attitudes between freshmen and seniors at NJIT, concerning their attitudes towards online privacy.<br />
Our Method<br />Freshmen or Senior identification<br />On the spot questionnaires <br />Stress Anonymity <br />
Data Analysis<br />1-sample t test<br />Chi Square Analysis<br />
Our Results<br />Privacy Concern and Grades<br />Question: You have done academically well this semester and the school counselors want to display your semester grades on the school’s public forum as an example of a student excelling at school. Would you be willing to allow the counselors to post your grades on the public domain?<br />The p-value is 0.024. If it’s low it’s got to go. Reject H0 because, with 95% confidence, there is a difference between freshmen and seniors on the likelihood that either would be comfortable having their grades posted on the school’s public domain.<br />
Our Results<br />Privacy Concern and Jobs<br />Question: Would you be inclined to turn down a particular job opportunity, if the potential employer requires open access to your social networking website? <br />DF = 2. The critical value of χ² is 5.991. The Pearson Chi-Square for this table is 8.883. Also, the P-Value = 0.012.<br />
Our Results<br />Privacy Concern and Jobs<br />Question: Do you think that our modern technological world forces us to sacrifice too much of our privacy to stay connected with others? <br />Reject H0 because the critical value of χ² is 3.841, and the calculated value is 4.493<br />
What We Learned <br />Similar Online activity and presence.<br />Equally aware of online exposure.<br />Difference amongst filtered information.<br />Seniors delete or filter out compromising information.<br />Study is in line with our assumptions.<br />Unfavorable results-<br />People my have just filled out questions/ sample size.<br />
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