To get access to the database you need to register.
To reduce the risk that people might register "by mistake", once your registration is accepted you will be sent
an automatic email which has details of how to activate your registration
so that your contact details appear on the database. This is to help avoid
hoax registrations. You can modify your details at any point by just
logging in and changing your details.
An example of the sorts of information you might provide is here.
We would advise spelling out your experience and specialities to help
clients decide who is most appropriate for a job.
2. Clients in contact with you
We expect clients and agencies to use FieldShare
to get in contact with
you. FieldShare will not provide addresses directly to anyone else, but
clients will have access to your telephone number and email, together with
Clients can register automatically, but are not vetted (we may offer
this service to clients if it is thought to be useful). They are provided
with an id number. You can use this id number to check the client's
contact details on the database and maybe try phoning to ensure the client
really does exist.
3. Negotiating for work
It is likely that clients will have work in mind and a questionnaire.
Some clients maybe new to market research and could benefit from some
simple advice and pointers in the right direction, but if you end up
rewriting the questionnaire make sure that the client wants this and will
pay for your time. If you read the guidelines
for clients, this will give you some ideas of what to expect.
Work is negotiated entirely between you and the client/agency.
FieldShare cannot help in this area (although perhaps other interviewers
can via the discussion boards), and we cannot help in the event of
We expect all the work to be conducted according to the MRS code of
conduct and may bar clients who abuse the code or who are unnecessarily
4. Keeping records
We would advise that you keep records of the work you have done and the
questionnaires that have been completed and sent in. Sometimes things do
get lost in the post and records will help show that work has been carried
Before starting out it is useful to clarify between you and the
client/agency how partially completed interviews or those where the
respondent has "junked" the questionnaire are to be dealt with.
All in all, good hunting.