Data Collection and Analysis

  • Md Nazrul Islam
  • Md Saidul IslamEmail author


This chapter elaborates upon the methods used to collect and analyze data for this study. The primary sources of data gathered and used in the research include face-to-face intensive interviews with different categories of informed people—politicians, journalists, human rights activists, Islamic scholars, Islamic party leaders, and academics—and focus group discussion. Along with the primary data, secondary data, especially from books, journal articles, newspapers, periodicals, and occasional papers have also been obtained and analyzed for this study. Together, these sources work to offer an exhaustive and authentic illustration of religion and politics, particularly Islam and democracy in Bangladesh. To present a comprehensive understanding of the methodology used in this research, we have divided this chapter into several sections, such as triangulation of methods, sampling, data collection and analysis, and research obstacles.


Bangladesh Triangulation of methods Sampling Data collection Human rights activists Journalists Islamic scholars Political leaders Focus group discussion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political StudiesShahjalal University of Science and TechnologySylhetBangladesh
  2. 2.Division of SociologyNanyang Technological UniversityJurongSingapore

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