“unlike traditional dissertations that insist on a dispassionate, distanced attitude toward one’s research, acction research is often chosen by doctoral students because they are passionate about their topic, theiir setting, and coparticipants.” (xvii)
“action research is inherently interdisciplinary and seldom fits neatly into the norms of a particular discipline or field.” (2)
“The approach is only Action Research when it is collaborative, though it is important to realize that the Action Research of the group is achieved through the critically examined action of the individual group members.” (4-5)read more
My research will focus on adult spiritual formation in suburban ELCA churches. It will specifically explore how the discussion of the social Trinity might impact the congregation’s understanding and practice of spiritual formation, with the hope that it might move the congregation into a fuller missional imagination. The specific research question is:
How might an increased awareness and understanding of the social Trinity impact the ideation and praxis of spiritual formation in a suburban ELCA congregation.read more
I had a big breakthrough in my dissertation proposal development today. My advisor, Dr. Mary Hess, helped me narrow down my research methodology.niwill not be doing any quantitative surveys or ethnographic interviewing. The research will be pure Participatory Action
Research that involves cohorts from three congregations over the course of one year.