Having just begun doing my Masters degree on “Intercultural Relations in Asian Contexts” and realising what a mouthful it is (!), I have also realised that I am going to need to do some research to get through it! With that in mind then, I putting my toe into the waters by submitting my first poll. Please answer it, add your own answers if the ones below don’t fit (I added them just to get you started) and share this with others on facebook, Twitter etc.
The aim is to get a general perception from a range of different people, different backgrounds, different faiths, different countries to see what terms like “Islam” mean to people in a day-to-day sense. There is no hidden agenda here and I would be interested in your comments and other feeback. I have added a similar poll on my facebook if you would prefer to answer there.
The Degree itself is sociological, anthropological, theological and culturally orientated in its basis – which is no less wordy than the degree title itself! Believe me, it gets no easier in the course itself. Not easy for a north of England lad who grew calling a spade a “ruddy great shovel”! So, help me out here and get me thinking about research questionnaires and how to present them. I hope you find it interesting too!