ARDA Working Papers Series

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The ARDA developed a Working Papers Series to provide quick and easy distribution of conference papers and other unpublished research on the social scientific study of religion for public use. See the tab below for submitting a paper.
Current Working Papers
Past Working Papers

The following Working Papers have been published:

  • Brickman Bhutta, Christine. 2012. "Not by the Book : Facebook as a Sampling Frame." Sociological Methods & Research 41(1).

  • Finke, Roger and Jaime Harris. 2011. "Wars and Rumors of Wars: Explaining Religiously Motivated Violence." In Religion, Politics, Society and the State, pp. 53-71. Jonathan Fox, ed., New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Finke, Roger and Robert R. Martin. 2014. "Ensuring Liberties: Understanding State Restrictions on Religious Freedoms." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53(4): 687-705.

  • Martin, Robert R. and Roger Finke. 2014. "The Societal and Legal Impact of Free Exercise Guarantees: Findings from Quantitative Research." Religious Freedom in America: Constitutional Roots and Contemporary Challenges, pp. 91-116. Allen Hertzke (ed.), Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

  • Smith, Buster G., Christopher P. Scheitle and Christopher D. Bader. 2011. "The Ties that Bind: Network Overlap Among Independent Congregations." Social Science Computer Review 29(3).

A Note on Unpublished Papers

The ARDA will not hold copyright permissions for the Working Papers series. The copyright remains with the author of the paper. Working papers are available electronically and may be accessed free of charge from

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