Anonymous pre and post data collection with experimental and comparison groups

LindyLindy CanadaCommunity Member - Trial User Qubie ✭

Anonymous pre and post data collection with experimental and comparison groups

Hi There
I am conducting a research study with an 'intervention' and comparison group. Each group will complete two surveys, approximately six weeks apart. I need data collection to be anonymous, and so will ask each respondent to create a 6-digit personal identifying code. Or is there a better way of doing this? And is there an automatic function on Qualtrics to send the second survey to all participants who completed the first survey at a predetermined date/time-interval? In a way that maintains anonymity?
Many thanks for assistance.
Lindy

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  • LindyLindy CanadaCommunity Member - Trial User Qubie ✭

    Thank-you so much for your help Betsy! I'm going to have to carefully consider the options - I foresee much hairpulling in my future:) I'm beginning to see the impossibility of having true anonymity when collecting pre/post-intervention data.
    I was planning on giving respondents a suggestion for creating a code eg 6 digits with day and month of birth and first two letters of mother's first name (although that would be optional). Then when the second survey goes out I would remind them that that had been the suggestion...
    Great question - I had assumed that individual responses would be needed, but I'll look into the group comparison.
    Many thanks for your assistance!
    Lindy

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