Sex_Researchx_Sx09

Sex_Researchx_Sx09 - medical The Kinsey Report, 1948, 1953...

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Sex Research Critical thinking = asking questions about survey design, methodology, findings Key questions WHO is sponsoring the survey? WHAT are the motives? WHO is funding the research? WHAT are the goals of the research? WHO participated? HOW was the research conducted? WHAT do the findings mean?
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Sex Research Methodological problems Sampling: population included Reliability of self-reports Interviews v. questionnaires Self-reports v. direct observations Basic ethical principles “Informed consent” Do no harm Cultural sensitivity Reading results Average v. median Variability Incidence
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Major Sex Studies Prior to 19th c: sex a moral matter, not scientific Early research 19th-20th c.:
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Unformatted text preview: medical The Kinsey Report, 1948, 1953 Masters & Johnson 1954 NHSLS - 1994 Sexology itself culture-bound 1930s: sexual pleasure key to marital happiness 1970s: focus on female sexuality 1980s: sex and coercion, sex in older adults, homosexuality issues Late 1980s/90s: AIDS prevention, focus on subgroups Ethnographic research sex in context, observations Margaret Mead Samoa (1920s) Bronislaw Malinowski-Trobriand Islands Shostak - !Kung San (1970s) Herdt Sambia Nanda, Jackson - Hijra (India), kathoey (Thailand) culturally relative ideas of normal shortcomings?...
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