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PREFACE

CONTRIBUTORS 

INTRODUCTION

UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES IN MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

1 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH (M. Gilbert) 

2 EPISTEMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (A. Johnson)

3 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH (B. Grant)

4 THE FOUR-PHASE MODEL OF MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (M. Gilbert) 

5 THE FOUR-PHASE MODEL IN ACADEMIC CONTEXT (M. Gilbert) 

6 THE LIBRARY IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY (B. Grant) 

7 SOCIAL SCIENCE RESOURCES FOR ENRICHING THE LITERATURE REVIEW (M. Gilbert) 

8 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES (C. Self) 

9 INTEGRATIVE CRITICAL ANALYSIS (M. Gilbert) 

10 THEORY DEVELOPMENT (A. Johnson) 

11 THEORY IN MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (A. Johnson) 

12 ETHICAL RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS (J. Mostert) 

13 VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY (J. Mostert) 

UNIT 2: THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN MISSIOLOGICAL INQUIRY

14 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL RESOURCES (P. Lewis) 

15 DOING THEOLOGY MISSIOLOGICALLY (D. Rance) 

16 BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS (P. Lewis) 

17 BIBLICAL THEOLOGY (P. Lewis)

18 HISTORICAL THEOLOGY (C. Self) 

19 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (P. Lewis) 

20 CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY (A. Johnson and P. Lewis, with W. Newberry) 

21 NARRATIVES, NARRATIVE, AND NARRATIVE THEOLOGY (P. Lewis) 

UNIT 3: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

22 THE NATURE OF DATA (M. Gilbert) 

23 QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH (M. Gilbert) 

24 ETHNOGRAPHY (A. Johnson)

25 RITOLOGY (D. Albrecht) 

26 CASE STUDIES (A. Johnson)

27 HISTORICAL RESEARCH (C. Self) 

28 GROUNDED THEORY METHOD (J. Easter) 

29 FOUNDATIONS FOR INTERVIEWING (A. Johnson) 

30 STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING (A. Johnson) 

31 FOCUS GROUP INTERVIEWS (A. Koeshall) 

32 QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS (J. Easter and A. Johnson) 

33 FIELD WORK AND FIELD NOTES (A. Johnson) 

34 CODING IN QUALITATIVE FIELD RESEARCH (J. Easter and A. Johnson) 

35 MEMOING IN QUALITATIVE FIELD RESEARCH (J. Easter and A. Johnson) 

UNIT 4: QUANTITATIVE AND MIXED METHODS RESEARCH

36 SAMPLING FROM A POPULATION (M. Gilbert) 

37 SURVEY RESEARCH (J. Mostert)

38 QUESTIONNAIRE CONSTRUCTION (J. Mostert) 

39 STATISTICALLY SPEAKING (M. Gilbert) 

40 INFERENTIAL STATISTICS (M. Gilbert) 

41 HYPOTHESIS TESTING (M. Gilbert) 

42 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (B. Grant) 

43 ACTION RESEARCH (B. Grant) 

44 PROGRAM EVALUATION (J. Mostert) 

45 CONTENT ANALYSIS (R. Bartels) 

46 Q METHODOLOGY (R. Braswell) 

47 PILE SORT METHODOLOGY (B. Grant) 

UNIT 5: THEOLOGICAL AND EMPIRICAL INTEGRATION

48 INTEGRATING DISCIPLINES (A. Koeshall) 

49 INTEGRATION IN WRITING UP MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (A. Johnson) 

50 MY JOURNEY IN INTEGRATION (D. Rance) 

51 INTEGRATION AND THE MISSIONARY LIFE (M. Hausfeld) 

52 VALUING THE INTEGRATION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN MISSION PRACTICE (J. Easter) 

53 MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH AS WORSHIP (D. Rance)

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1 FOUR-PHASE MODEL OF MISSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH 

APPENDIX 2 FOUR-PHASE MODEL IN ACADEMIC CONTEXT 

APPENDIX 3 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCHERS’ NEEDS AND BEHAVIORS 

APPENDIX 4 PENTECOSTAL RESEARCH RESOURCES 

APPENDIX 5 DICTIONARIES OF INTEREST TO MISSIOLOGISTS 

APPENDIX 6 ENCYCLOPEDIAS OF INTEREST TO MISSIOLOGISTS 

APPENDIX 7 ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS 

APPENDIX 8 SOURCES OF QUOTABLE-CITABLE INFORMATION 

APPENDIX 9 OPEN-ACCESS JOURNALS IN FIVE DISCIPLINES 

APPENDIX 10 INFORMED CONSENT ESSENTIAL CONTENT 

APPENDIX 11 TECHNIQUES IN INTERVIEWING 

APPENDIX 12 SAMPLING ERROR 

APPENDIX 13 SAMPLE SIZE REQUIRED FOR A KNOWN POPULATION 

APPENDIX 14 STEPS IN QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS 

APPENDIX 15 GUIDELINES FOR BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH 

APPENDIX 16 USING INDICES AND ABSTRACTS FOR BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH 

APPENDIX 17 BIBLE AND BIBLE VERSIONS 

APPENDIX 18 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH 

APPENDIX 19 DOING WORD STUDIES IN THE BIBLE 

APPENDIX 20 HOW TO DO A NEW TESTAMENT WORD STUDY 

APPENDIX 21 BASIC EXEGESIS GUIDELINES 

APPENDIX 22 STUDYING A THEME IN BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

APPENDIX 23 TYPES/GENRES OF A RITUAL: A SUGGESTIVE LIST 

APPENDIX 24 MAJOR JOURNALS IN BIBLE AND THEOLOGY 

APPENDIX 25 MAJOR JOURNALS IN MISSIONS AND RELATED DISCIPLINES 

GLOSSARY

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by: Paul W. Lewis (Editor), Marvin Gilbert (Editor), Alan R. Johnson (Editor)
This comprehensive volume is one you will pull off your shelf again and again as you delve into missiological study. The editors could not have made a more thorough or straight-forward volume that will serve researchers across disciplines. Each chapter succinctly defines the method, summarizes its process, suggests resources for more advanced interaction, and provides an exemplar journal article with abstract. Features to look forward to include: Enjoy the benefits of 14 veteran practitioner-scholars who provide clear and concise guidance to empirical research methodology, biblical-theological inquiry, and the integration of the two interdisciplinary approaches.

Endorsements

  • Are you overwhelmed with the thought of doing missiological research? Well, you don’t have to look any further for help than this textbook. Packed with practical holding-your-hand helps that take the sting out of qualitative and quantitative research, this volume is also loaded with resourceful appendices that illustrate the content of the chapters. Missiological Research will undoubtedly become an essential reference tool in a range of academic disciplines that embrace research with excellence.
    Rev. Robert L. Gallagher, PhDassociate professor and chair of Intercultural Studies director of Intercultural Studies Program, Wheaton College Graduate School
  • Now, for the first time, Gilbert, Johnson, and Lewis have gathered together in one place all of the components necessary for doing good research in the area of missiology. The Appendices alone are worth the price of the book! I highly recommend this text
    Larry W. Caldwell, PhDchief academic officer and dean of Sioux Falls Seminary

Additional Details

  • Pages: 406
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 2017
  • ISBN: 9780878086337