Please note that inclusion in this section of the website should not be taken to imply endorsement.
The purpose of this area is simply to sign-post and direct users to external resources and guidelines that are available online.
The aim of this section is to signpost external online resources to support researchers in conducting/re-starting their research during Covid-19.
Ethics guidance for both online research and for research during Covid-19 are provided as well as templates for restarting research involving human participants.
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We are really keen to support the research community during this uncertain time and hope these resources will be useful.
Ethics for online research
In this document we outline some of the key ethics issues which researchers and research ethics committees are advised to keep in mind when considering implementing or evaluating an IMR study, as well as what special considerations may apply.
Ethics for research during Covid-19
This document outlines the considerations and aims to assist researchers in recognising ethical practice issues during these unique circumstances.
Guide for Post-Graduate Researchers (coming soon)
Tips on maintaining wellbeing for qualitative researchers - Cook & Woof
This article, which originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of QMiP Bulletin, presents a number of anonymised quotes from wellbeing group members along with some tips, tricks, guidance and advice for maintaining wellbeing as a qualitative researcher.
Conducting qualitative research during a global pandemic - Victoria Woof
This articles outlines some of the issues surrounding qualitative research during the current pandemic, as well as offering some workable solutions and appraisals of data collection methodologies.
Conducting/Supervising Community-Oriented Psychology Research During Covid-19
This document comprises (1) pedagogical guidance, (2) research design resources, and (3) signposting to key ethics policies for use by student researchers and supervisors of communityoriented psychology research.
Covid-19 Research Protocols
These protocols cover movement around the department and use of the laboratory and office space. They originated from the need to resume laboratory testing but are also applicable to staff and students who are entering the department for other purposes.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Testing of Healthy Participants
This document outlines the SOPs to be followed when testing healthy participants under the age of 70. It accompanies the Risk Assessment for Testing of Healthy Participants. These procedures refer to testing in ALL Psychology Department labs. All those running or supervising in person research within the department should familiarise themselves with this document while preparing to submit their ethics application to (re)start their projects
Laboratory Clean-Down Procedures
This document provides a guidance template for the cleaning of all surfaces, furnishings, and equipment, along with how to keep an accurate cleaning record and allow sufficient time between lab sessions.
Psychology Department Re-Opening Information
This document outlines the principles and protocols that will enable the Psychology department to be reopened for research and teaching, commensurate with the timescale and operational constraints imposed by the on-going coronavirus situation, in addition to the established health and safety processes.
Request to Resume Face-to-Face Testing
This document provides a template which can be used by departments whose researchers wish to return to performing face-to-face assessments.
Restarting Research with Human Participants
This document provides guidance and a template for university departments whose students wish to apply for an exception/exemption to restart research with human participants.
A repository of online experiments for kids. Anyone can request to have an experiment uploaded here.
OSF Library of Remote Assessment Designs for Developmental Psychology
OSF library that aims to provide a place for researchers to share freely available and validated methods for the remote (e.g., online, phone, app etc.) collection of data from children and families.
PsyArXiv - The timing meda-study: comparing a range of experiment generators, both lab-based and online
A report on a wide-ranging study looking at the precision and accuracy of visual and auditory stimulus timing and response times, measured with a Black Box Toolkit, comparing comparing both lab-based and online experiments.
Cognitive Psychology Practicals Online Resource
Designed by George Lovell and Ken Scott-Brown of Abertay University.