Confidentiality and data segmentation


This article is part of Effectory's resources on confidentiality. For more information about our commitment to the confidentiality of participants' answers and the measures we take to guarantee it, please refer to this article.


Data segmentation involves slicing your survey data based on demographic variables, allowing you to explore differences among various groups, such as gender or age categories. To report data segmentation, Effectory follows a structured approach focused on delivering valuable insights while still maintaining confidentiality:

  • Minimum number of respondents: Firstly, we treat data segments as groups of respondents to which we apply the 5/5 rule. This means that for each segment there must be a minimum of five employees invited and five employees who responded. This approach ensures that the data is aggregated sufficiently to protect individual privacy.
  • Group structures: Data segmentation is only applied to the top level of your survey's inviting structure. If your project makes use of multiple group structures, any additional structures will not provide this insight. 
  • Non-Likert scale questions: Data segmentation insights are not provided for percentage questions and multiple-choice questions., as they provide insights that increase the risk of individual traceability when applying data segments to their scores. 
  • Answers to open-ended questions: Data segmentation is not applied to answers to open-ended questions.


Data segmentation scenarios



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