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Lecture_2_June_21_Bio_30 - Sexuality Research: Methods and...

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Unformatted text preview: 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 Kinseys code book Sex Facts How do we know about human sexual behavior? Very private and personal topic Conversations are filtered by values A lot of assumptions, beliefs, myths and exaggerations exist Sexology =The Study of sexuality Goals of those who study human sexuality Understanding sex behavior Predicting sexual patterns/problems Controlling/influencing (ethics) Sexology sexology (psychology, sociology, biology) Infant science, largely 20th century Sexology research involves posing and testing hypotheses which are statements based on questions. that can be measured, that have right and wrong answers. such as Is AIDS caused by a virus? How do scientists conduct research on sexuality? Multiple methods Non-experimental research methods Case Studies Survey Studies Direct Observation Studies Experimental research methods Methods: Case Studies One or few persons are studied in depth All types of research are used Case usually revolves around person with Atypical behavior Physical or emotional disorder Scientists/doctors describe and publish Methods: Case Studies Case Studies have provided information on: Erectile disorder in men Lack of orgasmic response in women Sex offenders Incest victims However: No proof of cause and effect - builds hypotheses Non-experimental Research Methods: Case Study Advantages: In depth explorations Flexibility in data gathering procedures Disadvantages : Hard to generalize results Often based on retrospective self-report Not suitable for many research questions Methods: Surveys Source of information about patterns of sexual behavior in a certain population Face-to-face interviews or questionnaires or computer assisted self-interview (CASI) CASI Video CASI respondents view questions on computer screen and enter answers with labeled keys Audio CASI respondents listen to questions through headphones can be multilingual eliminates literacy issues and negative impact of interviewer subjects may prefer over face to face interview Methods: Surveys Questionnaires are Anonymous and may improve honesty, cheaper to administer, quicker and more objective Less flexible, truth might be between the lines Interviews provide richer data more flexibility establish rapport...
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