Fathers, families and relationships : researching everyday lives / edited by Esther Dermott, Caroline Gatrell.

Covering a wide range of subjects from non-resident fathers to father engagement in child protection, this major contribution to the field offers unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Dermott, Esther, 1973- (Editor), Gatrell, Caroline, (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; FATHERS, FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Figure; Tables; Boxes; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Fatherhood research in the late 20th and early 21st century; 1. Framing fatherhood: the ethics and philosophy of researching fatherhoods; Introduction; Framing fatherhood research for funding; Framing 'fatherhood'; Framing the conversation; Having the conversation; 2. Qualitative longitudinal research: researching fatherhood and fathers' experiences; Introduction; Designing and developing qualitative longitudinal (QR) research.
  • Researching father's experiences of fatherhood: time and QL researchResearcher and participant relationships overtime; Conclusion; 3. Researching fathers through surveys: methodological challenges; Introduction; Overview of surveys; Structural critical analysis of surveys: how fathers are investigated; Critical analysis of items: what can we learn about fathers from surveys; Conclusion; 4. Fatherhood research on the internet: methodological reflections from a literature review; Introduction; Background; The methodology employed in the literature review; Netnography and studying fathers online.
  • Using the internet to reach fathersConclusion; 5. Researching fatherhood and place: adopting an ethnographic approach; Introduction; What is ethnography and how can it be used in fatherhood studies?; Background to the research project; Research methods; Ethical aspects; Analysis; Does the method contribute to an in-depth knowledge of fatherhood?; 6. Teleconference focus groups with fathers: 'You're on the line with ... '; Introduction; Research design; Complexities of the chair; Procedural issues; Chairing the confessional; Conclusion.
  • 7. Using visual technologies: young children's perspectives on fathersIntroduction; The use of visual technologies in research on children and families; 'Me and my dad': using visual technologies to explore a 'child's eye view' of fathers and fathering; Access and recruitment; Ethics; Technology: using the cameras; Age of children; Classifying, analysing and publishing the data; Conclusion; 8. Interviewing young fathers: managing ethical risks; Introduction; Introducing the FYF study: a brief synopsis; Interviewing process; Research considerations; Conclusion.
  • 9. Engaging fathers with family support services: using conversation analysisIntroduction; Fathers and family support; Using conversation analysis; The study; Fathers 'slipping away'; Mothers gatekeeping fathers' involvement; Recruiting other carers; Using conversation analysis to research fathers; 10. Mixing methods in fatherhood research: studying social change in family life; Introduction; Background; Mixing methods and FAMOSTAT; Analysing the data; Conclusion: social psychology of everyday life; 11. Capturing the bigger picture with big data: opportunities for fatherhood researchers.