Fieldwork in Religion, Vol 10, No 1 (2015)

Researching Lived Islam as an Evangelical Anglican Minister: How Truthful, how Forthright and how Static should I be?

Tom Wilson
Issued Date: 15 Jan 2016

Abstract


The article examines the impact of the researcher’s own faith tradition on research done with those of a different faith tradition. It questions the extent to which personal identity and individual convictions impact upon the approach taken to fieldwork. Two specific questions examined are how truthful about intentions and how forthright regarding personal views a researcher should be when engaged in fieldwork. In the third main section, the question of how the experience of fieldwork might impact a researcher’s personal beliefs is discussed.

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DOI: 10.1558/firn.v10i1.24543

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