|Department of Religious Studies, Furness College, Lancaster University LA1 4YG.|
Street Survey Findings
This was a qualitiative piece of research which generated a rich collection of data. Here we present only the basic outlines of what we found. We will be putting more qualitative data and analysis on the website as it becomes available.
What different types of people did we find?
Once the interviews had been completed, we developed a series of categorisations
which reflected the broad types of responses that we had. This is only
one possible categorisation, of course, and the interviews could have
been sorted according to many different criteria. Categorising in this
way also has the effect of flattening out the unique features and attributes
of each individual we spoke to. But the categories that we use below as
‘master’ codes have been selected because they give an idea
of people’s overall beliefs and relationship to religion. These
were the categories emergent from the data that made the most sense of
it in terms of the project as a whole