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date: 01 October 2022

Methodological and Statistical Considerations in Studying Sexual Minority and Gender Diverse Relationshipslocked

Methodological and Statistical Considerations in Studying Sexual Minority and Gender Diverse Relationshipslocked

  • Gabriel A. LeónGabriel A. LeónNeuroEndocrinology of Social Ties (NEST) Lab, University of Southern California
  •  and Ashley K. RandallAshley K. RandallCounseling and Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

Summary

Increasing the representation of diverse voices in relationship science requires statistical methodologies that are inclusive of individuals in relationships who identify as a sexual minority (i.e., lesbian, gay, or bisexual) or gender diverse (i.e., transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, etc.) individuals. Research questions related to the initiation, development, and maintenance of romantic relationships for these individuals should be explored using quantitative methods that are sensitive to diversity and individual differences within a population. Analytical tools relevant to the study of interdependent, yet indistinguishable dyads, including references to extended technical guides for those wishing to conduct this work are presented.

Subjects

  • Gender (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)

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