This book proposes to bring together three elements for the benefit of those researching practice in ministry and mission:
* how to design research that enables questions about practice to be answered in a theological framework.
* how to address the methodological and epistemological issues that arise in relating empirical research to theology.
* how to manage a piece of research as a project alongside other responsibilities.
Students in PT mostly rely on research methods books written for social science students which tend to assume that the student is young and full-time. This book will act as a companion to student and supervisor needing to bring all three elements listed above together.
Helen Cameron is a Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology of which she was the founding Director. She is Head of Public Affairs for The Salvation Army. Catherine Duce is the Fieldworker of the Action Research: Church and Society project at Heythrop College and the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology.