Time in Timescapes

DIMENSIONS OF TIME IN TIMESCAPES Timescapes was funded from 2007-12 under the ESRC Changing Lives and Times initiative.

The broad aim was to scale up and promote Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) research, create an archive of data for preservation and sharing, and to demonstrate and encourage re-use of the resource. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Our project, 'Working across qualitative longitudinal studies a feasibility study looking at care and intimacy', has been using the data from six of the Timescapes projects to explore new procedures for working with multiple sets of qualitative longitudinal data and extend good practice in this emergent field of research.;xNLx;;xNLx;This timeline shows the dimensions of time within the various studies, mapping the period of fieldwork against biographical and historical time frames. ;xNLx;;xNLx;More information about Timescapes, and our project, can be found on our website http://bigqlr.ncrm.ac.uk/.

1908-01-01 00:00:00

Oldest generation: Participants born

Participants in 'The Oldest Generation' project were the oldest cohort within Timescapes, born between the years 1908 and 1931.

1949-01-01 00:00:00

Intergenerational exchange: participants born

'Intergenerational Exchange' participants were grandparents of different ages, born between 1949 and 1968.

1955-01-01 00:00:00

Work & family lives: Adult participants born

The Work and Family Lives project involved both parents and children. The adult participants were born between 1955 and 1971.

1956-01-01 00:00:00

Dynamics of motherhood: Participants born

The 'Dynamics of Motherhood' (DOM) project involved a diverse group of first time mothers, born between 1956 and 1985.

1959-01-01 00:00:00

Men as Fathers

'Masculinities, identities & risk: Transition in the Lives of Men as Fathers' (otherwise known as Men as Fathers) involved men born between 1959 and 1992, who became fathers aged 15-41.

1989-01-01 00:00:00

Siblings and friends: Participants born

The young people participating in the 'Siblings and Friends' project were born between 1989 - 1996.

1996-01-01 00:00:00

Work & family lives: Child participants born

The Work and Family Lives project involved both parents and children. The children involved in the project were born between 1996 and 2001.

1999-01-01 00:00:00

Intergenerational exchange: heritage project

Intergenerational Exchange built on the foundation of a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council under their Research Method Programme. The study developed methods for accessing 'hard-to-reach' groups and individuals. Two of the families from this heritage project were involved in the Timescapes project, 'Intergenerational Exchange'.

1999-01-01 00:00:00

Men as fathers: heritage project

The Men as Fathers project was carried out in 1999 and 2001 and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project (ESRC). This earlier research provided the basis for what later became Timescapes heritage sample.

1999-12-01 00:00:00

Men as Fathers: Heritage project interviews

The heritage interviews took place between December 1999 and November 2000. The majority of the heritage sample were interviewed twice over this period, although some were interviewed on a third occasion, shortly after the second interview.

2003-01-01 00:00:00

Siblings and Friends begins

The Siblings and Friends project began in 2003. It tracked the lives of children from mid-childhood to young adulthood to explore the significance of sisters and brothers, and friends, in the lives of children and young people.

2003-06-01 00:00:00

Siblings and friends: Wave one interviews

The first wave of interviews for Siblings and Friends were conducted between 2003 and 2005.

2005-01-01 00:00:00

Making Modern Motherhoods (heritage project) begins

The Making Modern Motherhood research project was funded by the ESRC between 2005 and 2007. The aim was to explore the ways women understand and experience first time motherhood.

2005-08-01 00:00:00

Making of Modern Motherhoods: Wave one interviews

The first round of interviews for Making Modern Motherhoods were conducted in 2005.

2006-01-01 00:00:00

Young Lives and Times: heritage project

The Young Lives and Times project was developed from an earlier ESRC project which took place during 2006-09. This earlier study recruited the 29 young people who later became the main sample for Young Lives and Times.

2006-12-01 00:00:00

Young Lives and Times heritage project: Wave one interviews

The first of three waves of fieldwork were conducted in 2006-7.

2007-01-01 00:00:00

Work and family lives project begins

The Work and Family Lives project began in 2007. It explored the ways in which working parents and their primary school aged- children negotiate their work and family lives over time by drawing on the changing experiences and perceptions of a sample of fourteen families over a three year period (2007-2010).

2007-01-01 00:00:00

Making of Modern Motherhoods: Wave two interviews

The second round of interviews for 'Making Modern Motherhoods' were conducted in 2007.

2007-02-01 00:00:00

Intergenerational exchange project begins

The Intergenerational Exchange project began in 2007. It explored the meanings, experiences and relational dynamics of the lives of grandparents experiencing poverty, and their caring role to their grandchildren. The study also looked at how participants’ experiences shaped their understanding of possibilities for change, and their conceptions of their own, and their grandchildren’s’ future.

2007-08-01 00:00:00

The Oldest Generation: fieldwork

The fieldwork involved 12 family case studies. The senior participants were interviewed twice over an 18 month period, and another person in the family, ‘the recorder’, kept a diary and took photographs. Due to the ongoing engagement with the families, it is not possible to clearly define the fieldwork into 'waves' of research with timeframes.

2007-08-01 00:00:00

The Oldest Generation project begins

The Oldest Generation project began in 2007. It was concerned with the dynamic nature of older people's relationships and identities in the context of changing structures of intergenerational support. The aim was to explore how and why certain family relationships endure or change over time, and how these processes affect the lives of the members of the oldest generation.

2007-09-01 00:00:00

Sibling and friends: Wave two interviews

The second round of interviews for Siblings and Friends took place in 2007.

2007-11-01 00:00:00

Intergenerational Exchange: Fieldwork

The fieldwork took place between 2007 and 2001, and involved eight case studies of grandparents. Although the core participants were interviewed four times over a two year period, the fieldwork cannot easily be defined into 'waves' given the ongoing engagement that took place, both with the families involved and the wider locality in which they lived.

2007-11-01 00:00:00

Work and family lives: Wave one interviews

Wave one interviews for Work and Family Lives took place during 2007 and 2009.

2008-01-01 00:00:00

Men as Fathers project begins

The Men as Fathers (MaF) project explored becoming a father for the first time, by drawing on and extending the previous ESRC-funded project carried out from 1999 to 2001 (referred to as the heritage sample).

2008-01-01 00:00:00

Dynamics of motherhood project begins

The Dynamics of Motherhood study extended and deepened the 'Making Modern Motherhood' data set. Over a further two years it drew on 6 case studies for detailed investigation. This stage of the research explored in more detail the family dynamics that follow the arrival of a new generation.

2008-04-18 00:00:00

Men as Fathers: New sample interviewed

New sample of 16 men from South Wales interviewed three times this period, with interviews covering the transition to first-time fatherhood.

2008-07-01 00:00:00

Dynamics of Motherhood: Day in the Life observations

The 'Day in the Life' observations took place in 2008. They were micro-ethnographies which involved researchers spending an ordinary day with mothers. The aim was to document the everyday business of parenthood while also showing the different lives of women mothering at the same historical moment.

2008-07-23 00:00:00

Men as Fathers: Heritage sample re-interviewed

The heritage sample were re-interviewed during this period. This represented the third or fourth interview conducted.

2008-08-01 00:00:00

Young Lives and Times heritage project: Wave two interviews

The second wave of interviews for Young Lives and Times were conducted in 2008.

2009-01-01 00:00:00

Siblings and friends: Wave three interviews

Wave three interviews for Siblings and Friends were conducted in 2009.

2009-06-01 00:00:00

Work and Family Lives: Family interviews

Family interviews were conducted in 2009 and represented the second 'wave' of fieldwork. The aim was to bring the group dynamics into focus and observe the interplay of personalities and relationships.

2009-06-01 00:00:00

Work and Family Lives: Wave three interviews

Wave three interviews for Work and Family Lives were conducted in 2009. Like the first round of interviews, Wave Three involved individual interviews with both parents and children.

2009-08-01 00:00:00

Dynamics of Motherhood: Wave four interviews

The forth and final wave of data collection took place in 2009.

2010-01-01 00:00:00

Learning about young people's lives

A video presenting the key project findings

2010-11-01 00:00:00

Young Lives and Times project begins

The Young Lives and Time project commenced in 2010. It followed a group of young people to explore their personal and family relationships over time, and their changing educational aspirations and achievements. It looked at how young people practice and ‘work out’ their personal relationships during their transition into adulthood.

2010-11-13 00:00:00

Young Lives and Times: Wave three interviews

The third wave of data collection for the Young Lives and Times project took place in 2010.

2011-01-01 00:00:00

Policy briefing

Policy briefing on the study findings.

2011-06-22 00:00:00

Making Modern Mothers

A book of the project findings was published in 2011.

2012-11-01 00:00:00

Following Young Fathers

Further ESRC funding was accessed to extend and develop the research completed through the Timescapes project. project through to 2015. This funding allowed the research team to create a composite study and dataset which charts the varied journeys of the young men through their transitions to parenthood; their changing family relationships; their education, employment and training (EET) trajectories; their housing pathways; and their support needs and experiences.

2014-04-01 00:00:00

Men, poverty and lifetimes of care

The Men and Care project is an affiliated study being led by Dr. Anna Tarrant, who secured a Leverhulme Fellowship for a study of fatherhood and patterns of care in low income communities. This project has involved a secondary analysis of the Following Young Fathers dataset.

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