This subject covers the philosophy, resources, and administration of research and develops project management skills. Students will learn how to analyse and interpret data, formulate a research proposal, and set realistic parameters (including following ethics protocol when using human subject participants). There are two versions of the unit, one suitable for those preparing for text-based research and the other for those preparing for ministry practice research.
Directed reading and assignments
Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., and Williams, J. M., The Craft of Research (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).
Leedy, P. D., and Ormrod, J. E., Practical Research: Planning and Design, 9th edn (Princeton: Merrill, 2010).
Murphy, Nancey C., Reasoning and Rhetoric in Religion (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2001).
Phillips, E. M. and Pugh, D. S., How to Get a PhD. A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors, 2nd edn (Buckingham: Open University Press 2005).
Turabian, Kate L., A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edn (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).
Vyhmeister, N. J. and Roberston, T. D., Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology, 3rd edn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014).