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Welcome To New Research Participants

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Several weeks ago Chris Rosebrough from the radio program Fighting for the Faith shared a post from my blog that highlighted my need for research participants. As a result, my email box became flooded with willing and excited participants.


So, at this point I have around 75 research participants that fit the criteria of being former evangelicals who have or are journeying into Lutheran thought.


From these willing and eager participants I have received the question, "So what is next? What are we going to do?" Well, to answer that question let me share a brief tentative timeline and also describe what is needed of participants.

 

Timeline:

Currently the Major Applied Research Project is a mere proposal. However, the idea has been formatted into a proposal document which has been reviewed by my advisor, Dr. Robert Kolb. Currently the document is being reviewed by my proof-reader and editor, Janelle. Once the proposal document is finalized I will be submitting it to Dr. Kolb and he will be bringing it to a committee at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Once the committee reviews the proposal document they will either make suggested changes or confirm the project as a whole. After the committee approves the Major Applied Research Project, we are off!


Following approval, the project then enters into its research and writing stages. In other words, after the proposal is approved I will be working diligently with Survey Monkey in preparing online surveys for all the research participants. The surveys will be sent out hopefully by January and I will then use the data to begin the research process.


Research Participants

I will need a couple of things from the research participants:


First, I am requesting that all current research participants contact any friends, relatives, and so forth that might also make a valuable contribution to this study. Due to the ability of technology, I can survey literally hundreds of people without a lot of additional work. Furthermore, the more research participants that we have for this study, the more accurate the research findings may be.  They can reach me at my email ( pastormattrichard@yahoo.com )


Secondly, I will be sending out the surveys hopefully by January. Once the surveys are out, I will then need the participants to fill them out to the best of their abilities. I believe the surveys will take 15-25 minutes to fill out. Following the survey there will be a portion for all participants to enter their name and phone number if they wish to be contacted over the phone for more research.


Well, that is it for now.  If you want to learn more and keep informed, visit this research journal from time to time.  Also, I encourage you to check out my blog PM Notes and/or you can join in the conversation on Facebook by CLICKING HERE.

 

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2 Comments

Reply `Karen Janssen
11:46 PM on October 31, 2012 
I am excited by the oportunity. You might also want to contact "The White Horse Inn" - Dr. Rosenbladt is one of the original team and many Lutherans listen to the broadcast.
Reply Weslie Odom
2:02 PM on November 2, 2012 
I'd be interested to know the impact of former evangelicals, like myself, who are now confessional Lutheran pastors. I can think of more than a couple in my 2012 CTS class and also Brian Wolfmueller, Steven Parks, Jeremy Rohde, and Clint Stark to name a few more.

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