This chapter is component of a more substantial task predicated on three waves of qualitative information gathered across 16 years through participant observation, content analysis, Web research, and in-depth interviews. The total test is 500 participant observation and 131 interviewees, several of who we interviewed just once as well as others we interviewed as much as six times. Race ended up being the essential homogeneous characteristic that is demographic with 89% of this sample distinguishing as white. Socioeconomic status was high among these respondents, 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 in one and another half to a couple of hours, and implemented a pattern for which participants first selected their very own pseudonyms and responded a series that is initial of regarding demographic characteristics, entrГ©e into polyamory, and present relationships. The very first two waves of information collection dedicated to grownups, and also the 3rd dedicated to kiddies and their adults that are associated.