MRS has produced this Guidance Note to help MRS members recognise the importance of introducing age bands into their demographic age screening questions. Often people talk about the ‘older population’ (aged 65 and over) as a homogeneous group. However, just using an over 65 age band can cover two separate generations, who will have different reference points and life experiences. Therefore, it is important to consider dividing the over 65s into separate categories which will be more representative of how the individuals in this age group actually think and feel.

Researchers can use this guidance to support their understanding of the reporting rules contained within the MRS Code of Conduct.

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