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Methodological Approaches

The links provided here are in no way an exhaustive account of PAIR Project methods. Rather, these pages provide a sketch of our overall conceptualization of data collection, and detail some of the steps we take to ensure high-quality data for the end user.

Studying Interdependence in Marriage
Briefly outlines conceptual and methodological issues we consider when assessing interdependence in marriage.
Temporal Issues
Lays forth several issues for researchers to consider as they attempt to conceptualize causal relationships.
Maintaining a Longitudinal Sample
Discusses how to gain and maintain respondents' commitment to the project, and how to track people down after several years have passed.

The PAIR Project at the University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator, Ted L. Huston
Page last modified: 13 February 2002