Faith, values and metaphysical positionality

Sarah Johnsen, Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter considers the ways in which a researcher's metaphysical position (belief or non-belief in the existence of God(s)) may affect the conduct of research and/or responses to findings by different audiences. Further to this, it explores complex questions regarding whether metaphysical position is or is not akin to other kinds of ‘values’ that social scientists bring to their work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Research Religion: Putting Methods Into Practice
EditorsLinda Woodhead
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


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