Psychology 2075 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Polyamory, Cumulative Incidence, Virtual Community
Random sampling excellent method of sampling in research, in which each member of the population has an equal chance of being included in the sample. May exaggerate their sexual activity (a tendency toward enlargement) People may have difficulties accurately remembering both past and recent behavior such as the age at which they started masturbating or the number of times they had sex in the past month. A solution to this is a diary method in which people record their behavior everyday or two and so are more likely to remember it accurately: difficulties with estimates. It is difficult to estimate time to begin with, and is even more difficult to do so when engaged in an absorbing activity: interpreting the question, evidence on reliability of self-reports. There may be differences in how people interpret different terms such as how they define sexual partner.