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Welcome to the website for ‘Working Across Qualitative Longitudinal Studies: A Feasibility Study Looking at Care and Intimacy’.

Over the course of the next two years (until May 2018) we will be reflecting, debating and actively demonstrating the feasibility of conducting secondary analysis across existing data from several qualitative longitudinal studies. To do this, we will be using archived data from the ESRC Timescapes project and focusing on the substantive topic of care and intimacy. Through the study we hope to explore new procedures for working with multiple sets of qualitative longitudinal data and extend good practice in this emergent, and important, field of research.

The research is being conducted by Professor Rosalind Edwards and Dr Susie Weller from the University of Southampton and Dr Emma Davidson and Professor Lynn Jamieson from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a package of research by the National Centre for Research Methods.

In this website you can find more detailed information about the project, and also follow regular blogs by the team and guest contributors on our exploration into qualitative longitudinal data analysis and working with large qualitative and / or secondary data.

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Research team blog 6: Getting out of the swamp

Dear friends, We have been working with Dr Anna Tarrant during the course of our project (Anna was our first guest blogger – read again here). Anna’s research, ‘Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care’, is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and University of Leeds and is exploring change and continuities in the care responsibilities of men …

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Research team blog 5: Time in Timescapes

It is obvious to state that time is the most important aspect of qualitative longitudinal research since it affords a rich insight into the phenomena being studied as it evolves. Yet throughout our project, time has been one of the most difficult aspects of the data on which to get an analytical ‘grip’. Time matters – …

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