A Study on Religion - Does religious involvement have any impact on how people act?

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Study on Religion

Table of Contents

Title Page

Scientific Method 1

Introduction 2

Research 2 - 4

Survey Method 2 - 3

Statistical Analysis 3

Chart on responses 3

Historical Method 4

Summary 4 - 5

Footnotes 6

Bibliography 7

Scientific Method

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...