Definition of Anonymity
Examples of Anonymity
- Sending a survey to volunteers to discuss how to improve advocacy efforts.
- A website that asks students to rate their professors such as RateMyProfessor.com.
- American English – /an-uh-nIm-uh-tee/
- British English – /an-uh-nIm-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌænəˈnɪmɪti/
- British English – /ˌænəˈnɪmɪti/
- Plural: anonymities
- Anonymity is not to be confused with confidentiality. When an individual can only be identified by the researcher who guarantees their responses will not be made public the person is protected by confidentiality not anonymity.
- Anonymous surveys (verb) anonymize data to make it (adjective) anonymous and to (adverb) anonymously assure participants have (noun) anonymousness.
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “anonymity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- qualitative research
- quantitative research
- statistical analysis
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “anonymity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/anonymity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
anonymity. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/anonymity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “anonymity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/anonymity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“anonymity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/anonymity/>.