Studying religious change through replication: some methodological issues

Steve Bruce

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Abstract In the post-war period, British social science produced a number of high quality community studies, many of which describe the religious life of some place in considerable detail. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using such studies as base-lines against which to assess change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-182
Number of pages17
JournalMethod & theory in the study of religion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • research efficiency
  • replication
  • data reporting
  • transparency


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