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Researching Sexual Behavior : Methodological Issues - John Bancroft

Researching Sexual Behavior

Methodological Issues

By: John Bancroft (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd October 1997
ISBN: 9780253333391
Number Of Pages: 480

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In 1996, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction hosted an international meeting to address the issues of survey research into sexual behavior, driven predominantly by concern over HIV and AIDS and the need to establish the frequency of behaviors which might facilitate spread of the virus. The participants included representatives from most of the recent large scale surveys in the United States and Europe, and others with a wide range of research experience and methodological expertise. These are the papers from that conference.

Introduction and Overview
Sexuality Research in the United Statesp. 3
International Perspectives on Sexuality Researchp. 9
Discussionp. 23
Survey Measurement of Sexual Behavior: Problems and Progressp. 37
Surveying Sexuality and AIDS: Interviewer Attitudes and Representationsp. 61
Discussionp. 78
Measuring Sexual Behavior among Teenage Males in the United Statesp. 87
Item Nonresponse in the National AIDS Behavioral Surveys among African American and White Respondentsp. 106
The Effects of Question Wording, Interviewer Gender, and Control on Item Response by African American Respondentsp. 110
Researching Sexual Behavior: Methodological Issues for Hispanicsp. 114
Sexual Research with Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men: Methodological Issuesp. 134
Sexual Behavior Research: Studying Bisexual Men and Women and Lesbiansp. 145
Discussionp. 159
Pooling Information from Repeated Population Surveys: Its Use in the Evaluation of the Efficacy of AIDS Prevention Campaignsp. 185
Methodological Problems in Trend Analysis of Sexual Behaviorp. 196
Discussionp. 213
A Comparison of Retrospective Interview Assessment versus Daily Ratings of Sexual Interest and Activity in Womenp. 227
Concordance between Self-Report Questionnaires and Coital Diaries for Sexual Behaviors of Adolescent Women with Sexually Transmitted Infectionsp. 237
Discussionp. 250
Sampling Male Homosexualityp. 261
Assessing Participation Biasp. 276
Discussionp. 288
Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Study of Sexualityp. 299
A Research Design for Studying Romantic Partnersp. 309
Discussionp. 320
Coding Interactional Sexual Scriptsp. 341
Discussionp. 346
Sex Surveys in the Context of Survey Researchp. 355
Genderp. 361
Cross-Cultural Issuesp. 363
Qualitative Methods in Sex Research in Papua New Guineap. 369
Item Nonresponse to Questions about Sex, Substance Use, and School: Results from the Reach for Health Study of African American and Hispanic Young Adolescentsp. 376
Measuring Social Networks Using Samples: Is Network Analysis Relevant to Survey Research?p. 390
A Model for Investigating Respondent-Interviewer Relationships in Sexual Surveysp. 417
Contributorsp. 437
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780253333391
ISBN-10: 0253333393
Series: Kinsey Institute Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 22nd October 1997
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.95