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From Griselda Cuevas <g...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The 2020 ASF Community Survey is live
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:20:44 GMT
For clarity - We'll review aggregated data by question. So we will only see
there is one person over 65, but won't associate any other data point with
that.



On Fri, 6 Dec 2019 at 09:05, Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com> wrote:

> So will we be reviewing the data as anonymous entries or anonymous
> aggregates? If I can see that Apache has only one over-65 person, that
> doesn't tell me anything other than the single over-65 person filled
> out the survey. However, if I can see each entry with an anonymous id
> instead of their name, then yes, that is fairly easy to reverse back
> to names.
>
> On Thu, 5 Dec 2019 at 22:26, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
> >
> > On 12/5/2019 6:17 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> > > On 12/5/2019 3:58 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> > > ...
> > >> Not sure if this is the right venue. Feel free to redirect me.
> > >>
> > >> Working my way through the survey, I'm finding that - for me at least
> -
> > >> it would be trivial to de-anonymise my response. It isn't going to
> > >> affect my answers but I wonder if it will affect the responses of
> others.
> > >>
> > >> I'm not sure what could be done about this. We need the demographic
> data
> > >> but that combined with out relatively small population and relatively
> > >> detailed data available about each committer's activities makes
> > >> de-anonymisation easier.
> > >>
> > >> I think this is something to file under "things to take into
> > >> consideration for the next survey" but I wanted to raise it while it
> was
> > >> fresh in my mind.
> > >
> > > I have the same concern. One thing that can be done even now is to
> > > establish a minimum size of group for which statistics will be broken
> > > out for publication.
> >
> > In a board@ thread, which I am staying away from, Dave Fisher remarked:
> >
> > > Elsewhere someone suggested that answers may be enough to impute who
> > > filled in that set of answers. I would say those are well known board
> > > members. The survey is out. Let’s analyze results in a couple
> > > months.
> > Although inferring identity from one or two answers is probably limited
> > to a few board members, combinations can be very powerful. My survey
> > answers show that I am over-65, female, PhD, PMC and ASF member, UK
> > origin, US resident, and sometimes attend face-to-face meetings but not
> > often. That is probably not a very large demographic.
> >
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