We often find ourselves in front of subjective opinions that either praise or despise biometry. This may be a pain for those who are trying to introduce or install biometry at their organizations, if they do not learn to handle these - often resulting from strong emotions - suggestions. In order, to do so, however, we must understand them. It is good to know what kind of attitudes we may face in our practice.
We started a research on such attitudes regarding biometric technologies, and we will constantly publish the results as we progress.
Let's see what premises we started with and what are the questions we are seeking answers for.
Our base assumption is that many (prospective) users often derive their knowledge and opinion about biometry from sources (e.g. films, conspirational theories), that are inaccurate and far-fetched, which generates hostile attitudes that make employing biometric identification rather difficult. We think that if the users would be presented with accurate information about the technologies and biometric identification devices, and they would be properly trained to use them, their attitude would shift in a positive direction.
The goal of this research is to gain knowledge about the specific psychological properties that may arise in using biometric identification devices. We seek answers, for example, the following questions:
Although many other questions can and will arise, these are the main assumptions and thoughts that we start our research by. Since this is a longer project, that encompasses qualitative and quantitative phases, it will, from time to time, provide topics - and a basis for discussions - for our blog. As a preliminary point, we can safely say that these attitudes exist and have serious influence on the successfulness of a project.
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