Researching Low-Income Fatherhoods Over Time: An Evolving Repertoire of Methods

Date:

26/04/2022

Organised by:

University of Edinburgh

Presenter:

Dr Anna Tarrant

Level:

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Contact:

Research Training Centre, sps.rtc@ed.ac.uk

Map:

View in Google Maps  (EH8 9LD)

Venue:

15a George Square, Edinburgh

Description:

This seminar forms part of the Research Training Centre's Talking Methods seminar series delivered in association with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS).

Abstract

This presentation provides an overview of the methodological advances developed over a decade of research with men in low-income families. Despite the dominance of absent father discourses in policy and practice, that typically accrue to men in low-income contexts, academic research about fatherhood has rarely engaged empirically with ‘non-hegemonic’ fatherhoods, namely those intersected by age, class, race and so on. Identification of this empirical lacunae prompted a methodological journey driven by an attempt to ‘recover’ these ostensibly ‘missing’ men through an examination of their family participation over time and across the lifecourse. Described are an evolving repertoire of methods, including qualitative longitudinal research, qualitative data re-use and secondary analysis (QSA), and methods of cocreation that have been employed creatively over time, that have underpinned and prompted new and emerging dialogues, first with data and then with gatekeepers and participants. These methods constitute the evidence, conditions, and strategies for developing new forms of meaningful engagement with men, as well an evidence base established with professionals who seek to support them.

Cost:

Free

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Region:

Scotland

Keywords:

Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, secondary analysis, co-creation

Related publications and presentations:

Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis

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