The CRF Panel has made a decision to fund a proposed research project entitled: To establish a data gathering process to support an AHRC bid Summer 2020’ with the sum of £9,574.
The project will be implemented over the coming 9 months and will be directed by Prof. Alexandra Cristea from our department, Prof Peter Ward and Dr Peter Phillips from the Department of Theology and Religion. The project will commence with collecting Twitter data regarding COVID19 and the proposed shift to online churches. A six-month tracker poll through ComRes’ online panel will also be launched, exploring online religious activity. This would give the data to take into the AHRC bid for further research into the provision of online access to religious activities during the initial stages of the pandemic.