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Quantitative Methods in Relationship Research

  • By: Harry T. Reis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Of the various ways that scholars study relationships, the most common involve quantitative methods. The quantitative approach uses statistical procedures to identify trends or regularities in data, which are then examined to yield insights about the subject matter under investigation. ...

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