Conducting large-scale surveys in schools: the case of the Youth On Religion Project

Nicola Madge, Peter Hemming, Anthony Goodman, Sue Goodman, Sarah Kingston, Kevin Stenson, Colin Webster

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Abstract

There are few published articles on conducting large-scale surveys in secondary schools, and this paper seeks to fill this gap. Drawing on the experiences of the Youth On Religion project, it discusses the politics of gaining access to these schools and the considerations leading to the adoption and administration of an online survey. It is concluded that successful research in schools has to be planned carefully in collaboration with key members of staff, and justified as an educational activity. Providing speedy feedback was helpful to ensure schools benefited from the research and to keep them engaged with the project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-429
JournalChildren & Society
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

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