How significant is methodology?

At the core of all casualty recording practice is a practitioner's methodology, the collection of steps and rules that informs the way in which casualty recording is being done. Therefore a casualty recorder's methodology is the foundation on which casualty recording is built.

It is critical to sound practice that casualty recorders build their recording around a robust methodology. Standards on methodology prevent common methodological mistakes, give guidance on good practice and uphold the principles that should underpin every casualty recording activity. Methodology standards are also important for end users, allowing a shared understanding of the process of casualty recording and providing assurance that its results will be replicable.

Standards for Casualty Recording, 2016, p. 18