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PIETERSE, H.J.C.. A model for content analysis of sermons on poverty and to the poor as listeners. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.1, pp. 121-136. ISSN 1018-6441.

The argument in this article is that the leading research question for content analysis of sermons has an influence on the choice of a model for research analysis. The author is searching for a suitable model for sermon analysis in order to analyse sermons on poverty and those directed to the poor. Different authors worked in this field of research, e.g. Cilliers (1982), Pieterse (1986; 1995a; 1995b), Moehn (1996), Vaessen (1997), Stark (2005), De Klerk et al. (2009) and Immink & Verweij (2007). The following models of content analysis for sermons are discussed: the Heidelberg model, the Heidelberg model with the use of the Kwalitan computer programme, the hermeneutical model developed by Vaessen, the model for researching the sermon as a Word of God by Stark, this combination of the Heidelberg model and Stark's model by De Klerk, De Wet and Letsosa, and the grounded theory model for inductive analsysis of sermons in order to develop a theory from the data. The research question of the author's project, namely on how preachers deal with sermons on poverty and those directed to the poor, has lead him to the choice for a grounded theory model developed by colleagues in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Keywords : content analysis of sermons; poverty; models; content analysis of sermons; research question; determines choice of model.

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