Study on Religion
Table of Contents
Scientific Method 1
Research 2 - 4
Survey Method 2 - 3
Statistical Analysis 3
Chart on responses 3
Historical Method 4
Summary 4 - 5
Isolating the Problem - Does religious involvement have any impact on how
people act? I wanted to find out if how involved a person was in their religion had
any effect on their moral standards, behavior, or grades in school. I felt that their
might be a pattern formed with involvement and the afore-mentioned variables.
Forming a Hypothesis - My hypothesis going into this paper was: Those people
who are involve in their religion, on average, have higher moral standards, better
behavior, and do better in school than those who are not as involved in their
Building a Research Design - In conducting my research I used three sociological
research methods: survey method, statistical analysis, and the historical method.
This involved a questionnaire, the data from the questionnaire, and studies from
magazines and books.
Collecting the Data - I collected the data from my questionnaires as well as found
books that discussed the subject, and magazine articles on related topics.
Analyzing the Data - I compared and contrasted the data I received, whether from
my questionnaire or from the text. I tried to find similarities that either proved or
disproved my hypothesis.
Make Generalizations - After completing my studies, I found a connection
between religious involvement; and was able to generalize that those who are
involved act and behave better than those who aren't involved.
My purpose for writing this paper on this particular subject was because I
was curious to find out if there were any connections between religious
involvement and if it affected how...