Understanding Sexuality Research

ISBN-10: 0534509584

ISBN-13: 9780534509583

Edition: 2001

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Description: With reader-friendly guidance, UNDERSTANDING SEXUALITY RESEARCH uses realistic, hypothetical cases to promote students' critical thinking. The first five chapters present salient issues to consider when evaluating research on human sexuality. The next ten application chapters correspond well with the primary chapters presented in most sexuality texts, making it easy for instructors to integrate the book into the course throughout the semester. Students learn to effectively apply critical thinking skills to human sexuality research and become more critical judges of research conducted by others.

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
A Note to the Student
A Note to the Instructor
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Questions
Why Understanding Research?
What Is Critical Thinking?
Who Studies Sexuality?
What Are the Goals of the Research?
Why Was the Research Conducted?
Kinds of Research
What Kind of Person Would Participate in a Study Like This?
Generalizability
Volunteer Bias
College Student Participants
How Do Researchers Pose Sexuality Questions to Respondents?
The Respondent and Forms of Response Bias
The Research Methodology and Forms of Response Bias
What Do the Research Results Mean?
Statistical Significance
Practical Significance
Misleading Statistics and Characterizations
Do the Conclusions Match the Research Design?
The Applications
Behavior: Do Males and Females Differ in Sexual Experience?
Mate Selection: What Determines Peoples' Choice of Particular Partners?
Protection: How Frequently Do People Use Condoms?
Infidelity: What Proportion of People Have Had Extradyadic Sex?
Orientation: What Determines Whether People Are Sexually Attracted to Men or Women?
Education: Are Sex Education Programs in Schools Effective?
Child Sexual Abuse: Is Sexual Contact Between a Child and an Adult Harmful?
Therapy and Dysfunction: How Well Does Sex Therapy Work?
Pornography: Is Viewing Sexually Explicit Media Harmful?
Love: What Is the Role of Love in Sexual Interactions?
Evaluating Sexuality Information Posted on the Internet
References
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