Data obtained through your research is not cited in the same way as other data in order to protect the identity of the participants. Any research data discussed in a project or thesis should not in any way identify the participants, either directly or incidentally (such as identifying the school where the research was conducted). Refer to participants by identifiers other than their names, such as:
Treat quotations from interviews or surveys in the same way as other quotations. Explain within the text that the data is from research participants. A quotation less than 40 words is quoted within a sentence. A quotation longer than 40 words is formatted as a block quotation. Here are a few examples of how participant data might be presented in the text. The most appropriate presentation will depend on context.