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The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Susan B. Ridgely


Research in religious studies has traditionally focused on adult subjects since working with children presents significantly more challenges to the researcher, such as getting the research protocol passed by the Internal Review Board (IRB), obtaining permission from parents and schools, and figuring out how to make sense of young worldviews. This book provides scholars with a comprehensive source to assist them in addressing many of the issues that often stop researchers from pursuing projects involving children. It offers a broad range of methodological and conceptual models for scholars inte ... More

Keywords: child-centered research, children, legal issues, ethical issues, Internal Review Board, religion, Sunday school

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814776469
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan B. Ridgely, author

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Susan B. Ridgely

I A Childist Approach to Theory and History

II Using Ethnography to Talk with Contemporary Children

III Studying Children in Schools

IV Using Adult-Generated Material about Children: Sources and Methods for Accessing Children’s Voices from the Past and Today

12 The Battle for the Toy Box

Rebecca Sachs Norris