Re: Request for help

Chad Sturgis (
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 13:09:28 -0500 (EST)

Mr. Stubbs:

I would be honored to take part in your research for your degree
( presumably a thesis? ). . .however, I am not entirely sure if I agree
with your operational definition of an adult. I am only 20 years of age.
I will, however, help you if I can. Thanks for the opportunity. . .I only
ask that I could have a chance to review the results of your study. It
sounds very interesting. Write to you soon. ..

Chad S. Sturgis

On 14 Sep 1996, Ian Stubbs wrote:

> Dear PCP Networkers,
> I am writing to ask if you would be willing to complete a questionnaire for me.
> It would take about an hour.
> I am doing a research degree at Birmingham University on adult faith. It is
> looking at - how adults construct a faith/values system, the language/symbols
> they use to express it and how it is utilised in lived experience.
> I am trying to get at the theology (in its widest sense of 'that which gives
> final meaning') that people actually do for themselves, (as opposed to that
> which is taught, preached or publicly assumed) and how it works for them.
> I hope to be able to develop some methods of helping people in different
> educational settings to explore and learn from their and others' 'theologies'.
> Any takers?? Please let me know. I can then e-mail the questionnaire to you
> and you can reply via e-mail, fax or snail mail.
> Thanks, at least for reading this far!
> Ian