Fathers, families and relationships: Researching everyday lives

Esther Dermott, Caroline Gatrell*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

4 Citations (Scopus)


In this exciting book, leading fatherhood scholars from Europe and Scandinavia offer unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society. Outlining research methods in detail, including examples of large scale studies, online research, surveys and visual and aural methods, they explore how each approach worked in practice, what the benefits and pitfalls were, and what the wider and future application of the chosen research methods might be. Covering a wide range of subjects from non-resident fathers to father engagement in child protection, this major contribution to the field also critiques and addresses the notion that fathers, especially young fathers, can be 'hard to reach'. Essential reading for both students and policy makers in a fast-growing area of interest.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages233
ISBN (Electronic)9781447331483
ISBN (Print)9781447331476
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2018


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