Researching Work and Family: Methods across disciplines.
A one day Conference
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 10 – 4pm
Venue: Lancaster University Management School LT1
Hosted by: Lancaster Methods
Convenor: Dr Caroline Gatrell, Doctoral Director, Lancaster University Management School
This workshop examines work and family research across disciplines (organizational psychology, sociology, management studies) from the viewpoint of the doctoral researcher. Leading scholars in the work-family field will talk about work-family research methods and our keynote speakers will be Professor David Morgan, University of Manchester and Professor Gary Powell, visiting from Connecticut University USA. Invited speakers also include Dr Eleanor Hamilton and Dr Caroline Gatrell (Lancaster University) and Dr Simon Burnett (Prudential plc)
This conference is aimed primarily at PhD students, however Masters students with a particular interest in these topic areas are also welcome. Limited places are available for students from outside the NWDTC.
For info we attach a link to a recent review of research on work, family and work-life balance (by Gatrell, Burnett, Cooper and Sparrow 2012) which you might find useful (pdf available from firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot access the link).
09.45 – 10.20 Coffee
10.20 – 10.30 Welcome
10.30 – 11.15 Professor Gary N. Powell, University of Connecticut
Title: Researching work and family – using surveys and experimental designs
11.15 – 11.45 Dr Simon B. Burnett Organisational Effectiveness, Prudential plc
Title: Working fathers and the confessional: teleconferencing as a qualitative method
11.45 – 12.15 Dr Eleanor Hamilton, Lancaster University Management School
Title: Qualitative research on work and family in family business: Experiencing research plans in practice
12.15 – 1.30 Networking Lunch: a chance to meet other students and talk to the speakers
1.30 – 2.00 Dr Caroline Gatrell, Lancaster University Management School
Title: Mother to mother support in cyberspace – netnography and work family research
2.00 – 2.45 Professor David Morgan, Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Lives, University of Manchester
Title: The ‘family practices’ approach: Thinking and writing sociologically; mediating between research and theory in family research
2.45 – 3.15 Refreshment break
3.15 – 4.00 Panel discussion with all presenters
This conference will be hosted by Lancaster University Management School for the benefit of students who are part of both the Lancaster/Liverpool/Manchester Doctoral Training Centre and Methods North West. The purpose of the conference will be to offer to research students new perspectives on work and family research across disciplines (organizational psychology, sociology, management studies). These will be considered from the viewpoint of the researcher.
The Morgan Centre at Manchester is named after David Morgan in order to celebrate his life-long commitment and contribution to the sociology of families and relationships. David taught in the Sociology department at the University of Manchester for almost 35 years. Since retiring he holds an Emeritus Professorship at Manchester together with visiting Professorships at Keele University and NTNU, Trondheim. His main interests have been family sociology (with a particular emphasis on family theory), gender and especially men and masculinities and auto/biographical studies.
Professor Powell is an internationally renowned scholar on work and family, and gender and diversity issues in the workplace. He has extensively published over many years on the topics of work and family and women and men/gender and diversity in management.
All PhD students from Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster and across disciplines are welcome. Up to 100 places may be booked on a first come first served basis.