Scripture Engagement Research

Course Purpose

The purpose of the Scripture Engagement Research module is to introduce students to how to design and carry out research within the community to explore SE needs, cultural issues, materials distribution and use, implementation, monitoring of programs, and impact in their community.

Students should be able to collect, analyse and interpret data in order to use the information to come up with appropriate strategies.

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Describe what research is and why it is important for their ministry.
  • Describe different methods for collecting, organizing and documenting information.
  • Appreciate and use library and internet resources efficiently for their research.
  • Conduct small scale research projects.
  • Carefully design a research project that is relevant to their context and write a detailed research proposal.
  • Describe and apply the best skills for presenting information clearly, logically, correctly and coherently.
  • Research a topic of their choice; organize, analyse and share the newly discovered information with other stakeholders.
  • Grow in their skills using good English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Demonstrate writing skills by applying them to examination, setting goals and maintaining motivation.

Course Content

  • What is research and why do research

The course begins by helping students understand what research is, why engage in research, how to write purpose statements, define terms and limitations of a research, choose a research topic, state the hypothesis, ask good questions and choose appropriate research methods.

  • How to collect, analyse and interpret data

The second segment of the course explores research skills, how to design a research project, where and how to collect data, how to organize, analyse and interpret the collected data and how to write and share the new information gained from the research.