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Sex_Researchx_Sx09 - medical • The Kinsey Report 1948...

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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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