Qualtrics - Anonymous Survey

How to design an anonymous survey that does not collect email addresses or respondent information.

    Anonymous Survey

    Enabling the Anonymize responses setting is an effective way to permanently scrub a response of identifying information before saving it in the data.

    When responses are gathered with the anonymous link, enabling this setting will remove the respondents' IP address and location data from your results.  When responses are gathered with the individual link, enabling this setting will remove the IP address and location data and disconnect the response from the contact who provided it.  In this way, you know which contacts have responded (through your distribution history and contact history), but not which response belongs to which contact.

    Note: Once you turn on the Anonymize responses option, your respondents' identify information is hidden.  If this setting was turned on before the response was recorded, that response's identify information will never be retrievable.  If this setting was turned on after the a response was recorded, the response's identifying information will be retrievable. 

    Using the Anonymous link is insufficient because it collects respondent information.  The Anonymize Responses setting is set to off by default, so if you do not modify it, you will see the respondent information (IP address, email address, GP location).  Under Survey options you will find Anonymize Responses under Security. 
    1. Survey Options
    2. Security 
      1. Look to the right and scroll down to the down to find Anonymize responses

    Anonymize responses




    KeywordsQualtrics, Anonymous, GPS location, IP addresses, email address   Doc ID128252
    OwnerLinda C.GroupIT Knowledge Base
    Created2023-05-12 06:40:51Updated2023-07-06 06:31:23
    SitesIT Knowledge Base
    CleanURLhttps://kb.ndsu.edu/qualtrics-anonymous-survey
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