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.
Bristol, UK :
- 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.