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.
Esther Dermott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her research is on families, parenting, intimacy and poverty. Caroline Gatrell is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Liverpool. Her work centres on work, family and health, which she explores from a socio-cultural perspective.
Introduction ~ Esther Dermott and Caroline Gatrell; Framing fatherhood: the ethics and philosophy of researching fatherhoods ~ Jonathan Ives; Qualitative longitudinal research: researching fatherhood and fathers' experiences ~ Tina Miller; Researching fathers through surveys: methodological challenges ~ Maria Letizia Bosoni and Sara Mazzucchelli; Fatherhood research on the internet: methodological reflections from a literature review ~ Lars Plantin and Kristian Daneback; Researching fatherhood and place: adopting an ethnographic approach ~ Therese Wissoe; Teleconference focus groups with fathers: `You're on the line with...' ~ Simon Burnett and Caroline Gatrell; Using visual technologies: young children's perspectives on fathers ~ Susan Milner and Rita Chawla-Duggan; Interviewing young fathers: managing ethical risks ~ Carmen Lau-Clayton; Engaging fathers with family support services: using conversation analysis ~ Jon Symonds; Mixing methods in fatherhood research: studying social change in family life ~ Allan Westerling; Capturing the bigger picture with big data: opportunities for fatherhood researchers ~ Esther Dermott.