The question of preserving anonymity in data presentation is more complicated than has usually been assumed. While the standard rule has been to disguise the names and identity of one's research subjects in order to protect them from potential blame by associates and strangers, such a strategy also prevents them from receiving credit. Circumstances may exist in which the disguise of research subjects is undesirable, particularly with their informed consent.
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