Aronson is a PhD student at the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping Univsersity. His PhD research investigates when adolescents of foreign origin form friendships and what the characteristics and implications of the friendships are. Aronson employs multiple complementary theoretical and analytical perspectives, including social exchange theory, interpersonal communication theories, and a constructivist discursive approach. The PhD project makes use of quantitative methods, such as structural equation modelling and network analysis, as well as qualitative methods, such as discourse analysis.
Aronson's personal page on Research Gate can found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olov_Aronson.