On this page, you can find links to the guidelines of some of the key professional associations in the social sciences. You should make yourself familiar with the guidelines of your own professional association.
If you are not sure which guidelines apply to you, it is worth reading the Social Research Association guidelines, as these cover the key points that you should consider.
Association of Internet Researchers:
Association of Social Anthropologists:
British Educational Research Association:
BERA Ethics Guidelines (updated 2011)
British Psychological Society:
British Society of Criminology:
British Society of Gerontology:
British Sociological Association:
Political Studies Association:
Royal Statistical Society:
Social Research Association: