Anonymous Source of Data

Supplemental Files
Date
2017-08-30
Authors
Coffelt, Tina
Coffelt, Tina
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
English
Organizational Unit
Journal Issue
Series
Department
English
Abstract

Academic writers have the ethical responsibility to protect their sources of data, to inform participants of how personal information will be secured, and to inform participants when anonymity cannot be safeguarded. The informed consent document, reviewed prior to data collection, conveys the appropriate information to potential participants. In this way, participants understand whether or not they will be identifiable and how this affects their decision to participate. This entry elaborates on these three points.

Comments

This encyclopedia entry is published as Coffelt, T. A. (2017). Anonymous source of data. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781483381411.n17. Posted with permission.

Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Collections