Secure Survey Design as a Tool for Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

Research Note
Published on 24 November 2023


This study tested different methods of surveying employees about workplace harassment and found that secure survey designs that ensure plausible deniability of responses to sensitive questions can help uncover harassment that would otherwise go unreported.


Laura Boudreau

Columbia University

Ada Gonzalez-Torres

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Sylvain Chassang

Princeton University

Rachel Heath

University of Washington