MRS has produced this Best Practice Guide to help practitioners act legally and ethically in collecting data and asking research participants questions on ethnicity.


Practitioners are required to give priority to local guidance i.e., where research practice takes place. This guidance is focusing on the collection of data from the UK, although the general principles and examples could apply and/or be adapted for other countries depending upon the cultural and language norms for collecting ethnicity data. This guidance does not cover methodological issues relating to inclusive data such as sampling. The methodological issues are explored in separate FAQs which have been developed by the MRS Representation in Research working group...

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