Articles and Books about Field Experiments of Religion

Overview

  • Wright, Bradley RE. 2018. “Field Experiments in Religion: A Dream Whose Time Has Come.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57(2): 193-205 pdf

Initial Debate about the Feasibility of Field Experiments of Religion
 

  • Batson, C. Daniel. 1977. “Experimentation in Psychology of Religion: An Impossible Dream.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 16(4):413–18. Link
  • Yeatts, John R., and William Asher. 1979. “Can We Afford Not to Do True Experiments in Psychology of Religion? A Reply to Batson.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion: 86-89. Link
  • Gorsuch, Richard L. 1982. “Practicality and Ethics of Experimental Research When Studying Religion.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21(4):370–72. Link

Ethical Considerations

  • Nielsen, Richard A. 2016. “Ethics for Experimental Manipulation of Religion.” In Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals, edited by Scott Desposato, pp. 42–65. Routledge. Link

  • Morton, Rebecca and Jonathan Rogers. 2016. “Religion, Experiments, and Ethical Concerns. In Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals, edited by Scott Desposato, pp. 66–80. Routledge. Link

Field Experiments in General

  • Duflo, Esther and Abhijit Banerjee (eds). 2017 Handbook of Field Experiments, Volumes 1 and 2. Elsevier. Link
  • Gerber, Alan S., and Donald P. Green. 2012. Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation. WW Norton. Link
  • Teele, Dawn Langan (ed). 2014. Field Experiments and Their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences. Yale University Press. Link