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  • Digitizing research in the sociology of religion.
    Campbell, Heidi A., and Brian Altenhofen (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 1-12.

    Overview of the methodological challenges of studying online religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Methodology
  • Videoconferencing as a tool facilitating feminsit interviews with Muslim women who wear the Niqab.
    Piela, Anna (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 109-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology, interview; Islam; Internet; Feminist theory
  • Studying digital Hinduism.
    Scheifinger, Heinz (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 71-81.

    Argues for a comparison of in situ prayers & internet prayers, & using both traditional ethnography & online methods.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Internet; Hindu; Globalization; Ethics; Comparative; Methods; Rational choice theory; Methodology
  • Against the flow: Learning from new, emergent, and peripheral religious currents.
    Kniss, Fred (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 351-366.

    Research outside studies of the mainstream is needed to introduce rue variations into influential factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Sociology of religion
  • Death at Diamond Mountain. Research Dilemma When a New Religious Movement Becomes a Cult.
    Immergut, Matthew (2013)
    Nova religio 17:1:24-37.

    Focuses on the researcher's task of trust-building with informants after a Buddhist community had been sensationalized by the media.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; New religions; Buddhist, Tantric, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Tibetan, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona, Diamond Mountain; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Concept-centric or method-centric research? On paradigm war in the interdisciplinary study of/ research on religion.
    Tsironis, Christos N. (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 45-67.

    Any method is itself a social construct & part of what is under study; this includes concepts that methods would operationalize.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology
  • Research methodology between descriptive and hermeneutic interests.
    Berzano, Luigi (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-89.

    Trends within sociology, such as the emergence of the multiple-paradigm situation, & from outside, with the individualization & pluralization of religion, require a methodological pluralism.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology
  • Combining quantitative and qualitative methods in the sociology of religion.
    Riis, Ole (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden; Brill, pp. 91-115.

    Favors intermediate positions on a quantitative/qualitative continuum.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology
  • Faith, hope, and regulative ideals: epistemological reflexivity in the sociology of religion.
    Spickard, James V. (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 1-23.

    Reviews positivism, cosntructionism, critical realism, & standpoint theory. A prescrptive ideal of truth rather than a secure foundation makes scientific progress possible.

    Associated Search Terms: Epistemology; Methodology
  • Methodology and techniques in the study of religious lifestyles.
    Genova, Carlo (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annua Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 229-248.

    Explores the questions that need to be raised once the decision is made to study a religious lifestyle.

    Associated Search Terms: Lifestyle; Methodology
  • "We are 100% Catholic:" Philippine passion rituals and some obstacles in the study of non-European Christianity.
    Bräunlein, Peter J. (2012)
    Journal of Religion in Europe 5: 384-413.

    Associated Search Terms: Philippines; Ritual; Methodology
  • Mesurer la pratique religieuse. Différentes mesures, différents taux? Analyse comparative à partir de la Suisse.
    Monnot, Christophe (2012)
    Archives de Scineces Sociales des Religions 158: 137-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Survey; Methodology
  • Toward the scientific study of polytheism: Beyond forced-choice measures of religius belief.
    Gries, Peter, Jenny Su, and David Schak (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 623-637.

    Advocates using a check list of religions common in an area where polytheism or multiple allegiances is present. Uses the case of 2011 Taiwanese survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Polytheist; Survey; Methodology; Taiwan
  • Speaking of Methods: Eliciting Religious Narratives Through Interviews, Photos, and Oral Diaries.
    Ammerman, Nancy T., and Roman R. Williams (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 117-134.

    Emphasizes making respondents participants in the structuring of the content of interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Narrative; Everyday life; Methodology, interview
  • Investigating the effect of bias in survey measures of church attendance.
    Brenner, Philip S. (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:4: 361-383.

    Compares international survey data with time use diaries in various nations. Demographic variables do not affect over-reporting church attendance in surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Time budgets; Survey; Methods
  • Assessing the Validity of Key Informant Reports about Congregations' Social Composition.
    Frenk, Steven M., Shawna L. Anderson, Mark Chaves, and Nancy Martin (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 78-90.

    Uses 1998 & 2006-07 National (U.S.A.) Congregations study data.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Key informant
  • The History of Meaning.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2011)
    In Barbara Jones Denison (ed.) History, Time, Meaning, and Memory. Ideas for the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 47-63.

    Meaning, which joins percepts diachronically & synchronically from both the scholar's perspective and that of the people under study, necessitates the union of history & sociology. This is true in the sociology of religion as in other social & historical studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Methodology; Historical; Comparative
  • A methodological analysis of chaplaincy research: 2000-2009.
    Galek, Kathleen, Kevin J. Flannelly, Katherine R.B. Jankowski, and George Handzo (2011)
    Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 17:3-4: 126-145.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospital chaplain; Methodology
  • Premessa.
    Abbruzzese, Salvatore (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 9-15.

    The privatized state of religion in modernity necessitates a negotiation between observer & observed. Introduces the chapters of the volume.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Privatization; Modernity
  • Measuring Religiousness among Older African Americans: Exploring Race-of-interviewer Effects.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Michael J. McFarland, and Neal Krause (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 65-84.

    Based on 2001 interview data.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology, interview; Race
  • L'economia dei monasteri: comparazione europea e storica.
    Jonveaux, Isabelle (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 103-112.

    Methodological difficulties in gaining access to study the closed world of monasteries, past & present.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Monasticism; Historical; Comparative; Methodology
  • Lo studio dei movimenti ecclesiali recenti: Problemi di metodo.
    Alnet, Virginie (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 17-24.

    Considers methodological difficulties in studying movements within Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Participant observation; Catholic; Methodology
  • La communauté de Sant'Egidio. Sociologie d'un "nouveau joueur" dans l'espace politique et religieux international: enjeux et choix méthodologiques.
    Balas, Marie (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 25-35.

    The Sant'Egidio movement uses intimacy & privacy to achieve its ends, but these qualities make it difficult to study.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Peace; Catholic; Participant observation; San Egidio; Methodology
  • Problemi metodologici nell'osservazione di un pellegrinaggio contemporaneo. Il circolo magico dell'incantamento indigeno à confronto con il ruolo dell'etnografo.
    Zapponi, Elena (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 81-89.

    Based on interviews with foot pilgrims to santiago de Compostela in 1998, '99, & 2003, & observation; the latter method changed the theoretical perspective used in comprehending the phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Communitas; Pilgrimage; Spain, Santiago de Compostela; Methodology
  • "All Things Are Possible": Towards a Sociological Explanation of Pentecostal Miracles and Healings.
    Stolz, Jörg (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 456-482.

    Based on interviews & close examination of a DVD of a healing workshop held in French-speaking Switzerland; suggests a combination of social techniques (suggestion, rhythm, music), contextual factors (audience size, beliefs), & causal mechanisms (probability, labeling, selection, & editing effects) produces healings.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Pentecostal; Testimonial; Miracle; Case study; Methodology; Medical; Healing; Association Internationale des Ministères de Guérisons
  • A Question of Belief.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia, and Phil Rankin (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 193-199.

    Qualitative research focus, especially allowing youth sufficient power to set the research agenda.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology, interview
  • Insider-desire: Coveting Insider Status and its Consequences.
    Abramson, Sarah J. (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 225-232.

    Discusses the author's quest to use insider status as an English Jew to conduct dissertation research.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Participant observation
  • Quantitative Methods.
    Voas, David (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 201-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Data sets; Methodology
  • Le sociologue, l'homme pieux et le pluralisme religieux. Dialogue avec Max Weber.
    Thériault, Barbara (2010)
    social Compass 57:2: 206-216.

    Motive pertaisn to cause & is thus a sociological construct. Empirical reseach is often limited to discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Discourse; Motive; Weber, Max
  • Gender Matters: Doing Feminist Research on Religion and Youth.
    Aune, Kristin, and Giselle Vincett (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 217-224.

    Provides background on the participatory & reflexive modalities of research on gender differences; describes a case study of Glasgow Christian youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Great Britain, Scotland, Glasgow; Feminism
  • Body-works and fieldwork: Research with British Muslim chaplains.
    Gilliat-Ray, Sophie (2010)
    Culture and Religion 11:4:413-432.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Penology; Prison chaplain; Methodology, interview
  • L'anthropologue "insouffisant": implication du corps et esprit de la voix en pays Baay Faal.
    Pezeril, Charlotte (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 449-463.

    Based on 1997-2002 ethnography in Senegal. Bodily participation is methodologically useful in the study of mysticism.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Senegal; Islam, Sufi, Baay Faal; Methodology; Mouride, Senegal; Mysticism; Participant observation; Senegal
  • The Anthropologist and the Initiated: Reflections on the Ethnography of Mystical Experience among the Sufis of Aleppo, Syria.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 464-478.

    An ethnographer's account of participation in Sufi ritual to access the mystical experiences at the core of the religious phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Syria, Aleppo; Participant observation; Mysticism; Methodology; Islam, Syria; Islam, Sufi; Experience
  • Methodology in the Sociology of Religion.
    Riis, Ole (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 229-244.

    Basic introduction to research methodology, as applied to the study of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology
  • La Mesure de l'Appartenance et de la Non-Appartenance Confessionnelle dans les Grandes Enquêtes Européennes.
    Bréchon, Pierre (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 163-178.

    Examines methodological issues in the European Values Survey, the International Social Survey Program, & the European Social Survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Membership; Europe
  • The dilemma of pursuing Chinese religious studies in the framework of western religious theories.
    Fan, Lizhu (2009)
    Fudan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2:2: 29-48.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Definition of religion; Methodology; Theory
  • The role of religion in American politics: Explanatory theories and associated analytical and measurement issues.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Lyman A. Kellstedt, and James L. Guth (2009)
    In Corwin E. Smidt, Lyman A. Kellstedt, and James L. Guth (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-42.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Methods; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Grasping the revolution: Fieldwork on religion in China.
    Lang, Graeme, and Lars Ragvald (2009)
    Fieldwork in Religion 1:3: 219-233.

    Highlights the economic motive behind marketing new Daoist temples to tourists. The authors' interest in a former temple site led to investors rebuilding the temple & a tourist center, thereby exemplifying the impact of research on its object.

    Associated Search Terms: Revival periods; Tourists; Revival; Methodology; Marketing; Economic; Daoist, China; Competition; China; Market model
  • Yeshiva Fundamentalism: Piety, Gender, and Resistance in the Ultra-Orthodox World.
    Stadler, Nurit (2009)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based mostly on interviews with yeshiva students who spoke of changes in the Haredi world to the interviewer-as-stranger. Interviews took the form of text study.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Gender role; Students, yeshiva; Israel; Jewish, Ultraorthodox, Israel; Fundamentalism; Generations; Methodology, interview
  • A New Multidimensional Measure of Spirituality-religiosity for Use in Diverse Substance Abuse Treatment Populations.
    Neff, James Alan (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 393-409.

    Develops a spirituality/religiosity scale for use with drug rehabilitation populations.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Religiosity scale; Methodology
  • Measuring Evangelicalism: Consequences of Different Operationalization Strategies.
    Hackett, Conrad, and D. Michael Lindsay (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 499-514.

    Uses 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data to show different operationalizations of Evangelical identity result in quite different demographic profiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Questioning the Need for a Special Methodology for the Study of Eastern Orthodoxy.
    Flere, Sergej (2008)
    Social Compass 55:1: 84-100.

    Analyzes 2005 questionnaire data from Slovenian Catholic, Serbian Orthodox, & American (Alabama) Protestant university students. Rejects the thesis that Serbian Orthodoxy is unlike the others & would require different survey instruments in research.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Students, undergraduate; Serbian Orthodox, Serbia
  • Disaggregating Conservative Protestant groups in Northern Ireland: Overlapping Categories and the Importance of a Born-again Self-identification.
    Mitchell, Claire, and James Tilley (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 738-752.

    Based on 2004 interview data from Northern Ireland; self-identification as a conservative Protestant or born-again Chrsitian is more useful than denominational affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Conservative, Great Britain; Methodology, interview
  • Lived Religion. Faith and Practice in Everyday Life.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Popular religion; Methodology; Materiality; Healing; Everyday life; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Definition of religion; Lived religion; Latino Americans
  • Religious Influences on Sensitive Self-reported Behaviors: The Product of Social Desirability, Deceit or Embarrassment?
    Regnerus, Mark D., and Jeremy E. Uecker (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:2: 145-163.

    Analyzes 1995 interview data from U.S.A. adolescents; religious youth do not systematically provide invalid data.

    Associated Search Terms: Interview; Methodology; Methodology, interview
  • Expanding the Use of the Internet in Religious Research.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 7-20.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Internet
  • Electronic Game Research Methodologies: Studying Religious Implications.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Wilma Alice Bainbridge (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 35-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Computer; Methodology
  • The Anthropology of Christianity: Continuity thinking and the problem of Christian culture
    Robbins, Joel (2007)
    Current Anthropology 48: 5-38.

    By looking for continuity rather than fundamental change in people's consciousness, anthropologists miss what is essential to Christian culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Change
  • Reflexión metodológica sobre las categorías censales.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2007)
    In M.C. Medina (ed.) México a quince años de las reformas constitucionales en material religiosa. México: Secretaría de Gobernación, pp. 377-396.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Census; Mexico
  • Methodological issues in the study of NRMs.
    Bromley, David G. (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 65-89.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Methodology
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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