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Work, families and organisations in transitionEuropean perspectives$
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Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422200

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.001.0001

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Research design and methods: doing comparative cross-national research

Research design and methods: doing comparative cross-national research

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Work, families and organisations in transition
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Suzan Lewis

Julia Brannen

Ann Nilsen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0002

This chapter discusses the research design and methods of the study, providing insights that contextualise the discussions in the subsequent chapters. In this chapter, the logic of the different phases and stages of the Transitions study is outlined, with particular attention being given to the organisational case studies. Although data from these case studies provide the key empirical material for the book, this phase must be seen within the methodological design and framework of the whole Transitions study. What sets the Transitions study apart from similar studies of how parents negotiate work and family boundaries is the interplay of the different layers of context in which fathers' and mothers' lives are embedded and shape the ways in which individuals and families arrive at choices and decisions. This particular design thereby allows for a grounded and contextualised analysis of the different data collected in this study.

Keywords:   research design, research methods, Transitions study, organisational case studies, work, family

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