SexualityWeek 1 - Week 1: January 21 Day 1 Sexuality...

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Week 1: January 21 Day 1 Sexuality Research Methods o Nonexperimental methods : look at what is happening, don’t make a change Don’t know the cause/direction Case Studies Surveys Kinsey Laumann et al Direct observation Masters and Johnson Longitudinal studies o Experimental methods: do something to someone in the lab; make a manipulation and establish cause and effect Psychophysiology Brain imaging Case Studies: reporting on individuals/small groups o Serves as starting point for hypothesis Ex: how Viagra came about –originally for high blood pressure o Advantages Much info can be collected in short time and in a natural setting Can study rare phenomena o Disadvantages Retrospective Hard to generalize Robert Latou Dickinson (1861-1950) Surveys: o Advantages Much info can be collected from many different people in response to the same question Relatively inexpensive/easy to administer o Disadvantages
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course PSY 43907 taught by Professor Meston,cindy during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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SexualityWeek 1 - Week 1: January 21 Day 1 Sexuality...

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