uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Grounding reflexivity in a qualitative study on love with fathers
Oxford Brookes University .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9420-3359
2018 (English)In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This case study is based on my doctoral research on involved Scottish and Romanian fathers and their experience of love for their children. Within it, I briefly introduce the socio-constructionist epistemology of the research and how it helped me understand men as emotionally complex and relationally co-dependent individuals. I then proceed to describe my experience of employing Kathy Charmaz’s adapted version of grounded theory to collect interviews with fathers, whose practical application created a number of challenges. Furthermore, as a female researcher interviewing men, I had to pay attention to gender differences and power imbalances during fieldwork. I resolved this by keeping a reflexive diary, which helped develop my analytical arguments once incorporated into the data analysis. The case study presents discussion of the uses of reflexivity as a methodological “tool” and of the various roles that the researcher usually performs on the field. In addition, I also describe the qualitative interviewing strategies I have used to elicit rich data and to engage fathers in lengthy conversations about their emotions, especially about loving their children. Finally, I detail some gendered and cultural opportunities and obstacles, which the use of reflexivity can help highlight both within and beyond the scope of a social science research project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
fathers
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394100DOI: 10.4135/9781526439376OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-394100DiVA, id: diva2:1357037
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Macht, Alexandra

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Macht, Alexandra
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf