Editors note: Here is another opportunity for stay at home dads to share their experiences with an interested professor conducting a progressive research project. Truly wonderful to see these types of research projects happening more frequently. If you would like to participate, the contact info is listed below. – L.S.
I am an associate professor in Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I am conducting a research project about stay-at-home fathers. I am interviewing fathers about their experiences being primary caregivers. This project has Human Subjects approval from my university.
As for what got me interested in the subject, I did a study about men who are professors and also fathers. Hearing their stories about trying to be more involved with their kids but also working got me interested in the area of fatherhood in general. Stay-at-home dads are everywhere in the media now so I thought it would be a good time to do a study.
I am in the process of trying to get funding to provide renumeration for participants. I am keeping a list of my participants and when that funding hopefully comes in, I will send it to them. I am hoping to get $20 gift cards to Amazon, but it’s not set in stone yet.
Catherine Richards Solomon, PhD
Department of Sociology
Hamden, CT 06518