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Click to edit Master subtitle style Chapter 2 Sex Research: Methods and Problems
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Sexology The study of sexuality used to test assumptions in a scientific way to find out if these assumptions are true or false and then document what underlying relationships, if any, they reveal. GOALS : to understand, predict, and control or influence the events related to sexual behavior.
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Study Design Methods Experimental Research conducted in precisely controlled laboratory conditions so that subjects’ reactions can be reliably measured Non-Experimental Correlational Direct Observation Case Study
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Operational Definitions Populations : complete groups of people or animals All UGA Students All CHFD 4870 Students All young (18-24) Americans Sample : a representative smaller portion of the population Important for sample to be representative of the population in
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Types of Studies: Cross Sectional Study of different subjects at ONE point in time Example: Study of sexual development throughout the life span by means of comparing different people at different stages of development or varying ages, at one point in time Pros: Not as expensive Cons: Generational influences due to varying cohorts which compound results
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Longitudinal Study of the same subjects over a long period of time Example: A study of sexual development throughout the life span involving the same group of people Pros:
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