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Qualitative Methods in Relationship Research

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

The term qualitative methods refers to a variety of open-ended and unstructured ways of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Qualitative methods are used in relationship research when scholars want to gain an in-depth understanding of how participants ...

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