29 Mars – axe Identifications | atelier Méthodes, conférence

10 h site Sciences Po Bordeaux, salle B228

29 mars 2018 /// Andrew Orton, “Using participatory research methods to study religion in policy and practice”

Conférence organisée par l'axe Identifications et l'atelier Méthodes

“Using participatory research methods to study religion in policy and practice”

Andrew Orton, Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK

This session will explore different ways in which participatory research can be used to study religion in policy and practice.  It wil consider different understandings and approaches which may help develop participatory research (e.g. stakeholder analysis, generative questions, etc.), and analyse some of the ethical and methodological issues these approaches may raise, including how these may be handled.  Different approaches will be illustrated with examples of participatory research, including with policy-makers who are having to engage with religious groups, in considering the policies they may adopt and the issues and dilemmas these may raise.  E.g. work with the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities programme.  Other examples will include research within particular religious communities and those working with them, including with practitioners, activists and wider congregations.  These will include research exploring Christian responses to debt; research exploring understandings of ‘good practice’ by Methodist deacons; research with those who are seeking to train Church of England deacons.

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