Part I: Students will explore the history of
sexuality-focused research and the impact many of these studies continue to have on society. Contributions of Galen, Falloppio, Jean Baptiste Parent-Duchatelet, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Magnus Hershfeld, Henry Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, Masters and Johnson and others will be discussed.
Part II: Students will examine ethical research challenges and will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative methods, including correlation, survey, grounded theory, ethnographic, narrative and phenomenological. Students will learn research search strategies and will consider ways to incorporate reliable studies into their practices.