Tina Miller

Tina Miller
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Social Sciences

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Publications (40)
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Qualitative interviews continue to offer an established way to collect rich data about everyday experiences of the social world. It is also recognised that data collected during face-to-face interviews are the product of a social interaction with co-constructive elements. Reflection on the research process and methodological transparency, have beco...
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Increasingly in international research and popular media a growing interest in men and fatherhood is discernible. These changes occur as other aspects of the socio-economic world shift, necessitating the need to re-address how caring and paid work responsibilities are configured and practised. However, interest in men?s experiences as fathers has e...
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This paper explores the process of going back in qualitative longitudinal research (QLR) to gather later accounts of unfolding personal experiences. The design of interview-based QLR is usually premised on collecting data, over-time, around an unfolding experience or event. This design facilitates the establishment of an on-going research relations...
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This paper examines men's experiences of fertility/infertility against a backdrop of changing understandings of men's role in society and medical possibilities. It presents findings from two qualitative research projects on men's experiences of engagement with reproductive health services as they sought to become fathers and anticipate impending fa...
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Societal changes have, in recent years, shifted expectations in relation to men's emotional involvement in fathering and the family. These include changes in practices of gender, and new policies which signal expectations of changes, such as paternity leave. Men are now more visible figures in what were once almost exclusively maternal spheres. Fro...
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This chapter examines ethical issues that arise in the course of accessing potential participants. Gaining 'informed' consent is problematic if it is not clear what the participant is consenting to and where 'participation' begins and ends.
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Improved access to skilled health personnel for childbirth is a priority strategy to improve maternal health. This study investigates interventions to achieve this where traditional birth attendants were providers of childbirth care and asks what has been done and what has worked? We systematically reviewed published and unpublished literature, sea...
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Reproductive realms, discourses and practices are being reconfigured in Western worlds as shifts in late modernity make possible new ‘choices’ and ways of imagining and doing motherhood and fatherhood. In this paper data from a qualitative longitudinal study on transition to first-time fatherhood will be used to examine men’s experiences of anticip...
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Paid work is generally accepted as an important dimension of hegemonic masculinities and men's identities, which can become heightened when they become fathers. Changes in global economies together with educational shifts and other demographic patterns mean that paid work has become a significant feature of many women's lives too. Increasingly acro...
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About the book: This book examines the theoretical and practical aspects of ethical dilemmas in qualitative research. To many researchers, 'ethics' has been associated with following ethical guidelines and gaining ethics approval from academic bodies. However, the complexities of researching private lives and placing accounts in the public arena in...
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This article explores men’s articulations and practices of gender through transition to first-time fatherhood. Using qualitative longitudinal data, men’s antenatal intentions and postnatal practices are explored in this study which replicates earlier research on motherhood. The contemporary context in the UK is one where paternity leave, discourses...
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Becoming a mother for the first time signals a major life transition for many women. But even though age at first birth now spans a broader spectrum in the UK, women's ideas of what mothering will actually entail can remain narrowly focused. Yet everyday experiences of new mothering can feel very different from the ways in which it had been anticip...
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This paper explores an aspect of the use of qualitative interviewing methods in researching sensitive and private aspects of people's lives. Using examples from two research projects that involved inviting participants to narrate their experiences of personal transition, the dilemmas encountered in doing this type of 'intimate' research are explore...
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As family and work demands become more complex, who is left holding the baby? Tina Miller explores men's experiences of fatherhood and provides unique insights into paternal caring, changing masculinities and men's relations to paid work. She focuses on the narratives of a group of men as they first anticipate and then experience fatherhood for the...
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'But we never thought you were maternal', my brother said to me in the early weeks following the birth of my first daughter. And indeed I am not sure that I was or have been particularly maternal although I do have three lovely daughters who I love beyond words. But this remark reaffirms how closely women's lives are patterned in relation to ideas...
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Editorial with embedded short articles including:- "Maternal Studies: The Why and Wherefore"(Hollway) highlighted as "unconscious intersubjective dynamics" "Why Study the Maternal Now?"(Jensen) highlighted as "parenting" "Thoughts around the Maternal: A Sociological Viewpoint" (T Miller) highlighted as "social locations and structural contexts with...
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Informed consent is a concept which attempts to capture and convey what is regarded as the appropriate relationship between researcher and research participant. Definitions have traditionally emphasised respect for autonomy and the right to self-determination of the individual. However, the meaning of informed consent and the values on which it is...
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This article focuses on transition to first-time motherhood and explores the experiences of a group of women as they anticipate, give birth, and engage in early mothering. It illuminates how these women draw on, weave together, and challenge dominant strands of discourse that circumscribe their journeys into motherhood. Using qualitative longitudin...
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English Levels of breastfeeding in the UK remain low compared with other European countries. Qualitative research is a potential source of important data on women’s infant feeding decisions and practices, but is currently omitted from systematic reviews in the area. We report a narrative review of qualitative studies of breastfeeding in the UK, and...
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Qualitative research is increasingly valued as part of the evidence for policy and practice, but how it should be appraised is contested. Various appraisal methods, including checklists and other structured approaches, have been proposed but rarely evaluated. We aimed to compare three methods for appraising qualitative research papers that were can...
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Systematic review has developed as a specific methodology for searching for, appraising and synthesizing findings of primary studies, and has rapidly become a cornerstone of the evidence-based practice and policy movement. Qualitative research has traditionally been excluded from systematic reviews, and much effort is now being invested in resolvin...
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Becoming a mother changes lives in many ways and this original and accessible book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of first-time motherhood in the Western world. Tina Miller pays close attention to women’s own accounts, over time, of their experiences of transition to motherhood and shows how myths of motherho...
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About the book: This book examines the theoretical and practical aspects of ethical dilemmas in qualitative research. To many researchers, 'ethics' has been associated with following ethical guidelines and gaining ethics approval from academic bodies. However, the complexities of researching private lives and placing accounts in the public arena in...
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Qualitative research makes an important contribution to our understanding of health and healthcare. However, qualitative evidence can be difficult to search for and identify, and the effectiveness of different types of search strategies is unknown. Three search strategies for qualitative research in the example area of support for breast-feeding we...
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Qualitative methodology Search strategies. This includes the search terms for used in the three qualitative methods search strategies. Each strategy was modified to suit each of the six electronic bibliographic databases making a total of 18 search strategies (on six databases using three qualitative methodology variations).
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Breast-feeding support search terms. This contains the Cochrane breast-feeding support search terms. These terms remained constant for all three qualitative methods strategies. Modifications were made for each database to accommodate the different thesaurus terms in each.
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In all societies reproduction and childbirth are more than a biological event: they are shaped by the cultures in which they are experienced. In post-industrialized societies transition to motherhood involves women in interactions with experts and normative practices as professional management, screening and monitoring increasingly become features...
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This article seeks to explore the ways in which theories of narrative might be significant in the study of childbearing. The event of childbirth and the process of women becoming mothers have major significance for individual biographies and are publicly defined. The medicalization of childbearing and the placing of a natural event into a pathologi...
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For the majority of women living in Bangladesh there is no formalised system of antenatal care. Bangladeshi women coming to live in the United Kingdom are confronted with a highly developed system of preventative antenatal care, alien in many respects to their previous experiences. In this study the religious beliefs and cultural practices of Bangl...

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