You can find links here related to the practicalities of doing research in practice.
- If your project involves travel abroad, always be sure to check UK government advice on your destination. This provides vital information on the country you are travelling to (language, currency, customs), and helps in assessing whether there are any risks you should be aware of (need for vaccinations, recommendations not to travel and so on).
UK Government – Foreign Travel Advice
- Every project should be assessed in light of potential risks and hazards. You will likely have to complete a health and safety form in your school or department before you embark on your research. The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) also provide excellent advice on completing a risk assessment.
Royal Geographical Society – Risk Assessments
- Every project should be assessed in light of ethics. You will likely have to complete a an ethics form in your school or department before you embark on your research. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – the major social science funder in the UK – provides excellent advice on how to conduct your research ethically, with the highest standards of professionalism, openness, transparency and integrity.
Economic and Social Research Council
- Is there a cost dimension to your project? Would you benefit from funds to enable you to travel to complete your work? Check if your school or department has any travel bursaries available. Also see opportunities available at the RGS.
Royal Geographical Society – Student Grants