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Chapter 2 Sex Research: Methods and Problems
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Goals of Sexology The study of sexuality Goal is to: Understand sexual behavior Predict sexual behavior Control / Influence sexual behavior Ethical considerations when controlling behavior Is applying research findings to control or modify behavior a legitimate aim of sex research?
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Non-Experimental Research Methods: Case Studies Single subject or small group Each studied individually and in depth Data gathered using: Direct observation Questionnaires Testing Experimentation
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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
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Survey Methods Small to large samples of people Data gathered using: Face-to-face interviews Questionnaires
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course COMP 100 taught by Professor Dfgdegg during the Spring '08 term at DeVry Chicago O'Hare.

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