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Images of Society - Chapter 4

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Sociology 1020
Kim Luton

Images of Society Chapter 4: The study design for a survey of American Sexual Behaviour 3 October 2011 - a study began in 1988 to talk about sex - for many sex is considered to be extremely private matter or to be discussed with close friends or intimates only - everyone has different sexual lives and experiences (S & M/Role-play) - normal sex is off limits because it is too ordinary, trivial, and self-evident to deserve attention to the study - most of the problems in the survey involved in participation from people (confidentiality, ect.) Sample Design: - probability sampling: sampling where every member of a clearly specified population has a known probability of selection - it is highly developed practical application of statistical theory to the problem of selecting a sample Sample Size: - the bigger, the higher the precision of it estimates - there may be errors too in the sampling - door to door/ give a letter in advance about the survey - explain why it is being done ("to help doctors, teaching, ect. to better understand and prevent the spread of diseases like AIDS and better understand to nature and extent of harmful and of healthy sexual behaviour in our cou
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