Code Guidelines

The Research Society Guidelines provide clarification on aspects of the Code of Professional Behaviour (the Code) and advice on research practice.

The Guidelines cover:

Disclosure of identified information

Good practice for interviews and questionnaires

Incentives for participation in research

Interviewing children and young people

Mystery shopping

Observing, recording and handling images of participants

Passive data collection via digital means

Responsibilities when recruiting participants

Reporting research findings

These are updated annually. The last update was April 2020.

Research Society Guideline 1

Research Society Guideline 2

Research Society Guideline 3

Research Society Guideline 4

Research Society Guideline 5

Research Society Guideline 6

Research Society Guideline 7

Research Society Guideline 8

Research Society Guideline 9