Further guidance on ethical issues

This page provides additional information on various ethical issues from both internal and external sources.

The internet - accessing human participants and/or data (pdf)
Opt in and opt out recruitment methodologies (pdf)
Physically invasive activities that are not research (pdf)

Participants' perspectives on experiences of participating in research: findings from 3 projects (pdf)

A brief guide to research ethics for online surveys (pdf)

Log of Queries and Responses from the UREC
Log of Queries and Responses from the UREC (pdf)

External Links to Guidance on Research Ethics (from Funders and other Institutions)
ESRC's Framework for Research Ethics
Research Ethics Guidebook for Social Scientists
British Psychological Society: Ethics guidelines for internet-mediated research
JISC Guidance: Freedom of Information and research data: Questions and answers
Social Research Association Code of Practice for the Safety of Social Researchers (guidance for staying safe when interviewing)
UK Research Integrity Office Checklist for Researchers
Research Ethics Guidebook notes on Assessing Risk and Harm
International Compilation of Human Research Standards  Taken from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Case Studies

Interviewing vulnerable people in a funded evaluation - by Jerry Wellington, School of Education