Use of the Multitrait Multimethod (MTMM) to Analyze Family Relational Data

Souraya Sidani, Elaine Jones

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In this article, the authors propose the logic of the multitrait multimethod (MTMM) approach for analysis of data as an alternative solution for examining family relational data. Application of the MTMM logic permits the assessment of commonperspectives shared byallfamily members and of the unique perspectives of individuals. The advantages of using this approach in family research include the ability to (a) maintain consistency between systems theory views of familyas-a-unit, and (b) delineate patterns of agreement, disagreement, or both amongfamily members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-570
Number of pages15
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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