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Don't Try This at Home: The Benefits of Professional Survey Design
Dr. Mark Gray reflects on the perils of poor survey research
With the increasing availibiility of survey design programs, it seems that anyone could "do" their own survey. Type a few questions in to a fancy survey program, and that's it, right? Mark Gray explains why not to "monkey around" with do-it-yourself survey programs. (more)



Bridging the Gap Between Research and Pastoral Practice
Sr. Mary Bendyna, RSM, on the contributions of research to pastoral planning
The church in the United States today is in the midst of significant social, demographic, and institutional change. Perhaps more than ever, the church and its decision-makers need the data and insights research can provide to respond in the present and plan for the future. (more)

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