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RIA # 179: Dr. Natalie Pope on Researching Young Caregivers

Dr. Natalie Pope

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Natalie Pope, the Otis Endowed Professor in Gerontology & Intergenerational Social Work and Director of Doctoral programs in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. In 2010 Dr. Pope received her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Georgia with a concentration on qualitative research methods.  Dr. Pope’s program of research broadly focuses on older adults and their family caregivers. Specifically, her scholarship aims to address the following areas: 1) planning for future caregiving needs, 2) behavioral health of community-dwelling older adults, and 3) family caregiving across the life span. Her teaching in the college centers on clinical social work practice, Dr. Pope teaches courses on clinical social work practice, human behavior theory, and qualitative research methods.

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Segment 1: Young Caregivers [00:00-19:15]

In this first segment, Natalie shares about some of her research on young caregivers.

Segment 2: Foster Parent Mentoring [19:16-36:13]

In segment two, Natalie discusses her research on foster parent mentoring and using dyadic analysis.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • These two papers talk about dyadic method specifically:
    • Eisikovits, Z. & Koren, C. (2010). Approaches to and outcomes of dyadic interview analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 20(12), 1642-1655. doi:10.1177/1049732310376520
    • Manning, J. & Kunkel, A. (2015). Qualitative approaches to dyadic data analyses in family communication research: An invited essay. Journal of Family Communication, 15, 185-192. doi:10.1080/15267431.2015.1043434
  • This paper is an exemplar of dyadic analysis:
    • Koren, C. (2011). Continuity and discontinuity: The case of second couplehood in old age. The Gerontologist, 51(5), 687-98. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr018

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