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Research Methods for Ministry; Introduction to Research Methods


This unit introduces students to social scientific research methods, so that they can use??them within the framework of Practical Theology in their particular ministry contexts??by introducing students to contemporary approaches to qualitative and quantitative??research methodologies, with a particular focus on those that are most often used??in research in ministry, it provides them with the tools to select and apply a range of??methodologies. In doing so, students learn how to formulate a research proposal that??evaluates a ministry activity. Students are also introduced to the skills, competencies, and??technical methods that are needed to conduct and present research, including identifying??a research topic, designing a research process, and obtaining ethics clearances.