The Heart of Religion

Description: Qualitative Interviews

Researchers: Matthew Lee and Margaret Poloma

Partner: Institute for Research on Unlimited Love


Two UA sociologists and their assistants conducted 120 interviews across the U.S. with people who have become known for their religiously based benevolence.  The ARM lab provided training on qualitative methods, including the use of NVIVO and grounded theory, that has shaped the collection and analysis of data for this project.  A book titled, “The Heart of Religion” describing the findings is under contract with Oxford University Press.

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