Researching Religion, Disability, and Sport: Reflections and Possibilities

Parker, Andrew and Watson, Nick J (2014) Researching Religion, Disability, and Sport: Reflections and Possibilities. In: Sports, Religion and Disability. Routledge, London, pp. 109-125. ISBN 978-0415714150

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Abstract

As part of broader debates surrounding the relevance and applicability of qualitative research methods and methodologies within the context of Practical Theology, the present essay addresses the status of qualitative research within the area of religion, disability and sport. In so doing, the essay further encourages the use of empirical research within the orbits of Practical Theology while at the same time challenging current assumptions regarding the scope and remit of the empirical methods and methodologies that are commonly endorsed within the subdiscipline. The essay concludes by suggesting that the area of religion, disability and sport should be seen as an emerging subdisciplinary field and one to which a combination of both qualitative and quantitative research methods may be suited.

Item Type: Book Section
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, qualitative, religion, spirituality, disability, sport
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Coaching, Physical Education and Development
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 14:27
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 11:57
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2406

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