Where and how family members spend time at home? A quantitative analysis of the observational tracking on the everyday lives of Italian families

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E340279D6688
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Where and how family members spend time at home? A quantitative analysis of the observational tracking on the everyday lives of Italian families
Périodique
International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
Auteur(s)
Arcidiacono F., Pontecorvo C.
ISSN
1834-0805
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
4
Numéro
2
Pages
113-129
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper examines a dataset that derives from an observational tracking, in order to analyze where and how middle-class working families spend time at home. We use an ethnographic approach to study the everyday lives of Italian dual-income middle-class families, with the aim to analyze quantitatively the use of home spaces and the types of activities of family members on weekday afternoons and evenings. The different analyses (multiple correspondence analysis, agglomerative hierarchical cluster, discriminant analysis) show how particular spaces and activities in these spaces are dominated by certain family members. We suggest a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies as useful tools to explore in detail the everyday lives of families, and to understand how family members use the domestic spaces. In particular, we consider relevant the use of quantitative analyses to examine ethnographic data, especially in connection with the methodological reflexivity among researchers
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