Aronson's PhD research investigates young immigrants' personal relationships and puts particular focus on young immigrants' formation and sustenance of personal relationships to close family members, romantic partners, and friends. Aronson's methods include systematic reviewing of existing Nordic research, longitudinal analysis of questionnaire data, and theory-guided analysis of qualitative interview data.
Besides his PhD research, Aronson is interested in intellectual history and sociological theory development. He has previously performed research on adolescents' motivation to smoke tobacco in the face of smoking stigmatization.
Aronson's personal page on Research Gate can found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olov_Aronson.