"I need numbers before I will buy it": Reading and writing qualitative scholarship on close relationships

Dawn O. Braithwaite, Julia Moore, Jenna Stephenson Abetz

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The authors highlight important contributions of qualitative research for the study of close relationships, arguing for greater representation of this scholarship in the journals. Four challenges experienced by interpretive researchers trying to publish in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and close relationship journals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-496
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Interpretive scholarship
  • Qualitative methods
  • Qualitative validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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