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Handbook for conducting research on human sexuality [electronic resource] /
edited by Michael W. Wiederman, Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.
imprint
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.
description
vii, 532 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0805834370 (alk. paper), 9780805834376 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.
isbn
0805834370 (alk. paper)
9780805834376 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8767557
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
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This comprehensive resource offers a unique multidisciplinary examination of the specific methodological issues inherent in conducting human sexuality research. The methodological techniques and advances that are familiar to researchers trained in one discipline are often unfamiliar to researchers from other disciplines. This book is intended to help enrich the communication between the various disciplines involved in human sexuality research. It addresses those issues unique to human sexuality research, such as: how to measure sexuality variables; how to design studies, recruit participants, and collect data; how to consider cultural and ethical issues; and how to perform and interpret statistical analyses. This book is intended as a reference tool for researchers and students interested in human sexuality from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, family science, health communication, nursing, medicine, and anthropology.
Main Description
Human sexuality researchers often find themselves faced with questions that entail conceptual, methodological, or ethical issues for which their professional training or prior experience may not have prepared them. The goal of this handbook is to provide that guidance to students and professionals interested in the empirical study of human sexuality from behavioral and social scientific perspectives. It provides practical and concrete advice about conducting human sexuality research and addresses issues inherent to both general social scientific and specific human sexuality research. This comprehensive resource offers a unique multidisciplinary examination of the specific methodological issues inherent in conducting human sexuality research. The methodological techniques and advances that are familiar to researchers trained in one discipline are often unfamiliar to researchers from other disciplines. This book is intended to help enrich the communication between the various disciplines involved in human sexuality research. Each of the 21 self-standing chapters provides an expert overview of a particular area of research methodology from a variety of academic disciplines. It addresses those issues unique to human sexuality research, such as: * how to measure sexuality variables; * how to design studies, recruit participants, and collect data; * how to consider cultural and ethical issues; and * how to perform and interpret statistical analyses. This book is intended as a reference tool for researchers and students interested in human sexuality from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, family science, health communication, nursing, medicine, and anthropology.
Table of Contents
A Preview: The Unique Nature of Sexuality Research
Foundations of Research
The Need to Integrate Sexual Theory and Research
Reliability and Validity of Measurement
Validity in Research.
Sampling Considerations
Behavioral Observation
Psychophysiological Measurement of Sexual Arousal
Focus Group Methods
Dear Diary: A Useful but Imperfect Method
Policy Capturing.
Data Analysis
Group Comparison Research
Regression Models
Covariance Structure Models
Analyzing Textual Material
Content Analysis of Visual Materials.
Interpreting Results
Interpreting Research Results
Integrative Literature Reviewing.
Special Issues
Discovering the Value of Cross-Cultural Research on Human Sexuality
Conceptualizing Diversity in Sexuality Research
Institutional Review Boards and Conducting Sexuality Research
Causes and Consequences of a Career in Sexuality Research
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