VG1 A synopsis of the Valuegenesis Study of faith maturity and denominational commitment
Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. Searth Institute, a non-denominational Minneapolis research firm, was commissioned to conduct the study of approximately 13,500 students, parents, teachers, and pastors. Although the report findings were targeted to both practitioners and policymakers, questions have arisen over the appropriateness of the methodologies as well as the applicability of the findings. Analysis of the issues of validity involved in this study may inform any group considering large-scale survey research.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2(1), 81-84. Full text available online.
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