Realities is slightly different from our other projects.
It is for our innovative methodological work, funded by ESRC (2008 to 2011).
'Realities' develops methods and approaches that capture the vital, tangible and intangible dynamics of personal relationships and relationalities.
Methodological creativity is central to our work but we also draw on long-established traditions too.
We describe our approach as "qualitatively-driven". Yet, we also engage quantitatively with the complex realities of everyday lives.
- Inter/generational dynamics is the study of intergenerational relationships from older peoples point of view.
- Critical associations explore personal relationships between friends, foes, colleagues and acquaintances.
Our training activities include 'Methods in Dialogue' workshops and one-day Training Workshops.
Finally, we invite researchers working on methodological developments into 'boundary-pushing' debate.
1 October 2008 to April 2011
Jennifer Mason (Director), Nicola Allett, Katherine Davies, Brian Heaphy, Vanessa May, Stewart Muir, James Nazroo, Carol Smart.
This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Ref: RES-576-25-0022).