Qualtrics and local ethics

At St Andrews the ethics committee UTREC (University Teaching and Research Ethics Committee) recommends the use of qualtrics for online surveys. They also acknowledge the fact that the longer information sheets and consent forms used in face-to-face research are often not appropriate in an online context.┬áTo accommodate that, UTREC discuss the key ethical issues that … Read more

How do I make the questionnaire really anonymous?

By default, Qualtrics collects internet information such as the IP address of the respondent’s computer. Such information is used by some Qualtrics options for example allowing people to return and finish an interrupted questionnaire or to stop multiple responses from the same computer. Although this is not usually a real risk to anonymity there are … Read more