This chapter is component of a more substantial task centered on three waves of qualitative information collected across 16 years through participant observation, content analysis, Web research, and in-depth interviews. The sample that is total 500 participant observation and 131 interviewees, several of who we interviewed only one time as well as others we interviewed as much as six times. Race ended up being the absolute most homogeneous demographic attribute, with 89% regarding the sample distinguishing as white. Socioeconomic status was high among these participants, with 74% in professional jobs. Completely 88% reported some university, with 67% attaining bachelorвЂ™s degrees and 21% completing graduate degrees.
Interviews had been semi-structured and lasted from 1 plus one half to couple of hours, and accompanied a pattern by which participants first decided to go with their particular pseudonyms and replied a short group of concerns regarding demographic characteristics, entrГ©e into polyamory, and present relationships. The initial two waves of information collection dedicated to grownups, therefore the 3rd centered on kiddies and their adults that are associated.