#lockdowndisciples research

By July 8, 2020 July 13th, 2020 Blog

#lockdowndisciples is a piece of snap research being carried out by Ian Jones at St Peter’s Saltley Trust, to discover more about Christians’ experiences of living out their faith through the coronavirus crisis and lockdown in 2020.

St Peter’s Saltley Trust (www.saltleytrust.org.uk) is an educational charity based in the West Midlands region of the UK, supporting religious and theological education, Christian learning and discipleship.

Our aim is for the research to help churches understand more about Christians’ experiences of following Christ during lockdown, so that they can better support Christian discipleship as we move into life after lockdown.

The survey has 10 questions, each of which can be answered in a short sentence (although you can write more if you wish).  It should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.  If you are 18 or over, you can take part in one of two ways (you choose which), up to 31 July 2020:

  • Option 1: Click here to complete the SmartSurvey (you can save your answers and return to it later if you wish). The SmartSurvey is anonymous – you do not need to give your name unless you are happy to take part in a possible follow-up interview via telephone or Zoom. Your answers will be stored securely on SmartSurvey and no one but the researcher will get to see your answers. SmartSurvey responses will be stored securely on a password-protected device, and any contact details you provide will be deleted once the research is complete.
  • Option 2: Join the Twitter conversation each day between Monday 13 July and Friday 24 July.          One question will be posted on Twitter each morning by @Saltley_Trust, accompanied by the hashtag #lockdowndisciples.  Reply to the Tweet with your views (not forgetting to include the hashtag with your answer, so that we can follow the conversation.

Please note that if you take part in the Twitter version of the survey, your responses will be in the public domain, and will not be anonymous (although we will not use your name in any published report on findings).  Any Twitter data collected and stored as part of the research will be deleted after the research project is completed, although your original Tweets will remain online unless you remove them yourself.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ian Jones (director@saltleytrust.org.uk)