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Understanding Human Sexuality Study Set 4

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Sex Research

Quiz 3 :

Sex Research

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"Enlargement" and "concealment" are examples of:
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A sex researcher is interested in conducting a study on the sexual behavior of African-American individuals in polyamorous relationships and manages to contact 60 such individuals to participate in the study.In research terms, this group of participants is defined as the researcher's:
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In sampling, volunteer bias in sex research would not be a problem if:
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A sex researcher is interested in studying the sexual behavior of all sexually-active 18-year-old Hispanic males living in the United States.He ultimately manages to study each one of these individuals.In this example, the researcher has gathered data from a:
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People who refuse to participate in sex research differ in some ways from those who do participate.This leads to the problem of _____.
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A questionnaire for a sex study asks the respondents the total number of sexual partners they have had in their lives.Although John has only had sex with a single partner, John lists the total as ten.This is an example of _____.
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Margaret is having an affair with her neighbor, Tom.However, when an interviewer in a sex study asks her whether she has ever had any sexual relations with anyone outside of her marriage, her answer is, "No, never." This is an example of _____.
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Which of the following is the most common method for measuring sexuality?
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When people respond to questions about sexuality, sometimes they exaggerate and other times they tend to minimize or hide certain facts.In which of the following methods of measuring sexuality would this problem arise?
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In a study, participants were made to wear optical devices that measured the point of their gazes.They were shown pictures in order to evaluate which parts of the pictures the participants stared at the most.Which of the following methods is described in this example?
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A researcher is studying the incidence of child sexual abuse in public schools and she sends a questionnaire to 1,000 randomly selected students' homes in the month of January.The questions ask how frequently parents engage in certain behaviors like hitting, criticizing, and punishing their children.The same questionnaires are sent to the same participants in June of the same year.However, this time less than 500 questionnaires are returned.This survey faces the problem of:
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Which of the following is a limitation of the use of fMRI in studying brain activity?
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In a study of sexuality, 500 possible participants were considered for a sample.These people were contacted and asked to participate in the study.Half of them agreed to participate.However, a majority of the participants were male.Which of the following problems is this study most likely to have due to high male participation?
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The most difficult part of the sampling procedure in sex research is:
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A sex researcher is interested in understanding the trends in contraceptive use among women living in the United States.For this purpose, he obtains a convenience sample of 70 sexually-active 21-year-old females across the country.However, upon closer investigation, it was discovered that all the participants had one characteristic in common-they all had engaged in intercourse before the age of 15.Based on this we may conclude that:
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In a study of human sexuality, a scientist records various kinds of sexual encounters between heterosexual couples.The tape is then studied to ascertain patterns in their sexual behavior.Which of the following best describes this method of studying sexuality?
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_____ is defined as the problem that occurs when sex researchers can study only those people who have agreed to participate in the study.
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Which of the following is an accurate observation about convenience samples in sex research, such as that used in the Janus report?
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In conducting a study of sexual research, you collect your sample from walk-ins at a local doctor's office.This type of sample is a:
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A _____ sample is chosen in a haphazard manner relative to the population of interest.
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