CFS 240 Chapter 02 - Chapter 2 : Sex Research: Methods &...

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Sexology is the study of sexuality – ask questions, test assumptions: goals are to understand, predict, control I. Sex research history A. rapidly growing field B. young science C. weaknesses II. Key Terms A. Sampling Strategy 1. population – all subjects 2. sample – smaller group a. representative – matches population b. random – allowing for equal chance Primary goal: generalize to the population II. Key Terms B. Measurement 1. reliability – consistency of a measure 2. validity– measure what researcher says measure II. Key Terms C. Data Analysis 1. descriptive – describe sample 2. multivariate – looking at many variables II. Key Terms D. Ethics 1. informed consent – understanding, purpose, procedures, and potential risks/benefits 2. confidentiality – protecting identity of participants and info they provide 3. anonymity –don’t know who participants are 4. voluntary – freedom to quit at any time III. Problems/Pitfalls
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course CHFS 250 taught by Professor Darnt during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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CFS 240 Chapter 02 - Chapter 2 : Sex Research: Methods &...

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