This paper presents an overview of methods of research most commonly used in research in the field of aging, religion and spirituality. It discusses the reasons for doing research and the applicability of findings to practice, providing a guide to practitioners in becoming discerning consumers of research in this field. The paper also provides examples of research in this field, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
MacKinlay, E., & McFadden, S. (2004). Ways of Studying Religion, Spirituality, and Aging: The Social Scientific Approach. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 16(3/4), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1300/J078v16n03_06