Research Findings

A Map of the project

A Visual Guide to Making Sense out of the Project


Deep in the Burbs was a participatory action research project in which eighteen individuals from three ELCA suburban congregations gathered around the question:

How might an increased awareness and understanding of the social Trinity impact the ideation and praxis of spiritual formation in suburban ELCA congregations.

A Brief Overview of the Data

My Coding Process

The Project Narrative

The Data

I collected the data in four formats:

  1. large group audio transcription
  2. personal notebooks
  3. online discussion forum posts
  4. personal journals sent via email

The data were entered in NVivo for Mac and coded according to standard guidelines for qualitative research.1

A Map of the Data


DITB Data Types


Final Question Data Findings


  1. See Charmaz, Kathy. Constructing Grounded Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006.; Creswell, John W. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009. []

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