Applying filters with the reporting group minimum

When setting up the reporting rules for a survey, you can review the minimum reporting group size for scores and comments. The reporting group minimum allows you to see results for small groups, while also disguising any one individual's responses. This supports confidentiality in how a participant answers the survey, which encourages high quality and honest feedback.

After adding a filter to your report, you can choose the demographics by which you want to filter your results. For example, you can add a “Country" demographic filter, and then choose to see only responses from the United Kingdom and Singapore offices.

However, you will not be able to apply a filter that includes fewer responses than your reporting group minimum. For example, if there is only one response from the Netherlands office, and your minimum group size is 5, you will not be able to see filtered results for the Netherlands. The filter will be highlighted in yellow, and a message will appear noting that there are not enough responses.

Please note: even if the combined results of a filter will meet the reporting group minimum, you are still unable to add any filter that on its own is smaller than the minimum. This is to prevent scenarios in which individual results could be identified by adding and removing small group filters, and seeing how the data changes.

For example, if the Russia office includes seven responses, you can add a filter for these responses. However, if you add the Netherlands office to the filter, the results will be replaced with the warning message of “Not Enough Responses”. When you remove the Netherlands office, the filtered results for Russia will return.

The reporting group minimum also applies to comment filtering. During survey creation, administrators can identify a single demographic filter that can be used with comments. When applying this filter to a report, you will not be able to see results if the filter includes fewer responses than your reporting group minimum.

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