About Gibson Survey
Gibson Consulting Group (Gibson) is committed to protecting the confidentiality of survey responses. Only the research team employed by Gibson will have access to your individual responses. Below we detail some of the ways in which we protect your confidential information.
Parents will complete their survey using a link emailed to their email on file. Surveys can be completed on a computer or mobile device. While Gibson will use your email address to contact you, your email address will be dropped from the analytic file. In addition, Coppell ISD will not receive the actual data file, only reports of aggregate-level results (more detail on this below).
All survey data collected by Gibson will be stored on a secure, password protected server with multi-factor authentication and where files are encrypted at rest. Only the Gibson research team will have access to the data. Any personal contact information or identification information used to contact employees will be deleted from analytic data files at the beginning of the data analysis process.
Gibson will report results only for groups of respondents as a whole. Examples include: "The percentage of parents who agreed that...", or "the percentage of parents with students who report feeling that...". We will explore whether important differences exist between different groups of responses. These are important metrics for informing improvement efforts.
Neither Gibson nor CISD will use survey data to try to identify respondents.
Gibson will not provide CISD with individual-level data, except as required by law (if, for example, a respondent types in an open-ended text box something indicating that a child is in danger to themselves or others, Gibson would be required to report that to the district).
Gibson's research team is trained in protecting the confidentiality and identifiability of respondents when reporting results. Gibson will not present results for groups so small as to be reasonably inferred who the respondents are. Results such as these will NOT be created, presented, or shared.
The Gibson team is contractually obligated to be in compliance with the following language in our Data Sharing Agreement with CISD: “Gibson assures that in all reports, electronic or otherwise, derived from information made available under this agreement, all data shall be aggregated in such a way that no individual will be identified directly or by deduction.”
Sharing Data with Third parties:
Gibson will not sell or otherwise share parent or student information with any third party. Data files will only be maintained for the time period required to allow for Gibson to answer additional questions and verify the veracity of the results if any questions arise. Once these needs are met, or at the request of CISD at any time, Gibson will destroy the data related to the project.
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