Outline Sex Research

Outline Sex Research - Sexology is the study of sexuality...

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Sexuality Research: Methods and Problems Sexology is the study of sexuality Alfred Kinsey, Clyde Martin, Wardell Pomeroy Kinsey giving a lecture at UC Berkeley in 1949 Kinsey’s code book
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The Study of sexuality- Sexology Intrinsically interesting to us But inherently difficult to study Sexuality occupies an intensely private area of our lives Subject matter abounds with myth, exaggeration secrecy and value judgments
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Sexology utilizes scientific method. Scientific method designed to help scientists objectively study empirical questions Empirical questions have to do with fact, things that can be measured, that have right and wrong answers. Examples of empirical questions: “Is AIDS caused by a virus?” Do “high inhibition” men show smaller erectile response to threatening sexual stimuli than “low inhibition” men? Non empirical questions: What is the meaning of life? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
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How do scientists conduct research on sexuality? There are many ways. Non-experimental research methods Case Studies Survey Studies Direct Observation Studies Experimental research methods
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Non-experimental Research Methods – Case Studies Examine either a single subject or a small group of subjects. Data is gathered using a variety of mean including direct observation, questionnaires, testing and experimentation. People are selected as subjects because they behave in an atypical way or have a physical or emotional disorder.
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Non-experimental Research Methods – Case Studies Has generated a lot of information about a number of situations that affect individuals such as the following topics: Erectile disorder in men and lack of orgasmic response in women Sex offenders Incest victims Relationship between sexually violent media and rape- often associated but not necessarily causal- “Hillside Strangler”. Relationship between alcohol and sexual responsiveness and pleasure-shown that decrease in arousability, and lowered sexual interest.
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Non-experimental Research Methods – Case Studies Advantages Flexibility of data-gathering procedures In depth explorations of behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Disadvantages
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