Common Pitfalls in Writing about Security and Privacy Human Subjects Experiments, and How to Avoid Them

Stuart Schechter

MSR-TR-2013-5 |

Earlier versions made available in 2010.

Reviewers of papers that describe human subjects experiments of security and privacy often observe that authors are prone to a set of common mistakes that, if they were aware of, could be easily avoided. In this document I provide advice to help researchers avoid these mistakes in designing, performing, and documenting their experiments.