Sexuality Research Methodology
A selected bibliography of resources (1989-1999) related to research
methods used in sexuality research.
Abramson, Paul R., and Herdt, Gilbert. (1990). The assessment of sexual
practices relevant to the transmission of AIDS: A global perspective.
Journal of Sex Research, 27(2), 215-232.
Albarracin, Dolores, Fishbein, Martin, and Middlestadt, Susan. (1998).
Generalizing behavioral findings across times, samples, and measures: A
study of condom use. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28(8),
Allen, Mike, et al. (1995). Exposure to pornography and acceptance of
rape myths. Journal of Communication, 45(1), 5-26.
Compares experimental and non-experimental methodological approaches.
Angrosino, Michael V. (1997). The ethnography of mental retardation: An
applied perspective. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 26(1), 98-109.
Looks at use of the life-history technique for studying sexuality of
mentally retarded adults.
Ankrah, E. Maxine. (1989). AIDS: Methodological problems in studying its
prevention and spread. Social Science and Medicine, 29(3), 265-276.
Analyzes the failure of certain methodological approaches in developing
Bajos, Nathalie., Ducot, B., et al. (1997). Sexual risk taking,
socio-sexual biographies, and sexual interaction: Elements of the French
national survey on sexual behavior. Social Science and Medicine, 44,
Bajos, Nathalie, Spira, Alfred, et-al. (1992). Analysis of sexual
behaviour in France (ACSF): A comparison between two modes of
investigation: Telephone survey and face-to-face survey. AIDS, 6(3),
Bajos, Nathalie, Wadswoth, J., et al. (1995). Sexual behaviour and HIV
epidemiology: Comparative analysis in France and Britain. AIDS, 9,
Barclay, L., Bond, M., and Clark, M. (December 1992 - February 1993).
Development of an instrument to study the sexual relationship of partners
during pregnancy. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10(2), 14-21.
Becker, S., and Begum, S. (1994). Reliability study of reporting of days
since last sexual intercourse in Matlab, Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial
Science, 26(3), 291-9.
Biggar, Robert J., and Melbye, Mads. (1992). Responses to anonymous
questionnaires concerning sexual behavior: A method to examine potential
biases. American Journal of Public Health, 82(11), 1505-1512.
Binson, Diane, and Catania, Joseph A. (1998). Respondents' understanding
of the words used in sexual behavior questions. Public Opinion Quarterly,
62(2), 190-208 .
Blake, Susan M., Sharp, Erica S., Temoshok, Lydia, and Rundell, James R.
(1992). Methodological considerations in developing measures of HIV
risk-relevant behaviors and attitudes: An empirical illustration.
Psychology and Health, 6(4), 265-280.
Boekeloo, B.O., et al. (1994). Self-reports of HIV risk factors by
patients at a sexually transmitted disease clinic: Audio vs. written
questionnaires. American Journal of Public Health, 84(5), 754-60.
Byrne, Donn, & Schulte, Lisa. (1990). Personality dispositions as
mediators of sexual responses. Annual Review of Sex Research, 1, 93-117.
Carlson, Robert G., et al. (1994). An ethnographic approach to targeted
sampling: Problems and solutions in AIDS prevention research among
injection drug and crack-cocaine users. Human Organization, 53(3), 279-286.
Carrier, Joseph M., and Bolton, Ralph. (1991). Anthropological
perspectives on sexuality and HIV prevention. Annual Review of Sex
Research, 2, 49-75.
Carrier, Joseph M., and Magana, J.R. (1991). Use of ethnosexual data on
men of Mexican origin for HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Journal of Sex
Research, 28, 189-202.
Catania, Joseph A., Binson D., et al. (1996). Effects of interviewer
gender, interviewer choice, and item context on responses to questions
concerning sexual behavior. Public Opinion Quarterly, 60(3), 345-375.
_______________. (1995). Methodological research on sexual behavior in
the AIDS era. Annual Review of Sex Research, 6, 77-125.
Catania, Joseph A., Conchola, Jesse, and Mollack, Lance. (1996).
Response to "They said it couldn't be done: The National Health and
Social Life Survey." Public Opinion Quarterly, 10 (4), 620-627.
Catania, Joseph A., Gibson, D.R., Chitwood, D.D., and Coates,T.J. (1990).
Methodological problems in AIDS behavioral research: Influences on
measurement error and participation bias in studies of sexual behavior.
Psychological Bulletin, 108(3), 339-362.
Catania, Joseph .A., Gibson, D.R., Marin B., Coates, T.J., and Greenblatt,
(1990). Response bias in assessing sexual behaviors relevant to HIV
transmission. Evaluation and Program Planning, 13, 19-29.
Clement, Ulrich. (1990). Surveys of heterosexual behaviour. Annual
Review of Sex Research, 1, 45-74.
Clayton A. H., and McGarvey, E. L., (1997). The Changes in Sexual
Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ): Development, reliability, and validity.
Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 3(4), 731-45.
Cohen, Gerald S. (1996). An 18-month follow-up on the effectiveness of a
sexuality workshop: Some methodological pitfalls. Journal of Sex &
Marital Therapy, 22(1), 3-8.
Copas, A., Johnson, A.M., and Wadsworth, J. (1997). Assessing
participation bias in a sexual behavior survey: Implications for measuring
HIV risk. AIDS, 11, 783-790.
Cruise, P.L., and Dunn S. M., (1994). Ethnography and AIDS: a methodology
for identifying culturally relevant risk-reducing behaviors. Journal of
the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 5(4), 21-7.
Cyranowski, J.M., and Andersen, B.L. (1998). Schemas, sexuality, and
romantic attachment. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 74(5),
Davis, P.B., et al. (1993). The New Zealand partner relations survey:
Methodological results of a national telephone survey. AIDS, 7,
Devor, Holly. (1993). Toward a taxonomy of gendered sexuality. Journal
of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 6 (1), 23-55.
Dindia, K., and Allen, M. (1992). Sex difference in self-disclosure: A
meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 112, 106-124.
Dunlap, Eloise, et al. (1990). Studying crack users and their criminal
careers: The scientific and artistic aspects of locating hard-to-reach
subjects and interviewing them about sensitive topics. Contemporary Drug
Problems, 17(1), 121-144.
Dunne M.P., et al. (1997). Participation bias in a sexuality survey:
Psychological and behavioural characteristics of responders and
non-responders. International Journal of Epidemiology. 26(4), 844-54.
Ellish N.J., Weisman, C.S., Celentano, D., and Zenilman, J.M. (1996).
Reliability of partner reports of sexual history in a heterosexual
population at a sexually transmitted diseases clinic.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 23(6), 446-52.
Erickson, Julia A. (1998). With enough cases, why do you need
statistics? Revisiting Kinsey's methodology. Journal of Sex Research
Eyre, Stephen L. (1997). The vernacular term interview: Eliciting social
knowledge related to sex among adolescents. Journal of Adolescence,
Fisher, Wiliiam A., and Fisher, Jeffrey D. (1998). Understanding and
promoting sexual and reproductive health behavior: Theory and method.
Annual Review of Sex Research, 9, 39+.
Floyd, M., et al. (1999). Evaluating interviewing techniques for the
sexual practices history: Use of video trigger tapes to assess patient
comfort. Archives of Family Medicine, 8(3), 218-223.
Forchuk C., Martin M. L., and Griffiths, M. (1995). Sexual knowledge
interview schedule: reliability. Journal of Intellectual Disability
Research. 39(Pt 1), 35-9.
Ford, Kathleen, and Norris, Anne E. (1997). Effects of interviewer age
on reporting of sexual and reproductive behavior of Hispanic and African
American youth. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 19(3), 396-76.
___________. (1991). Methodological considerations for survey research
on sexual behavior: Urban African American and Hispanic youth. Journal of
Sex Research, 28(4), 539-555.
Frank, Odile. (1994). International research on sexual behaviour and
reproductive health : a brief review with reference to methodology.
Annual Review of Sex Research, 5, 1-49.
Freidman, Herbert L. (1992). Changing patterns of adolescent sexual
behavior: Consequences for health and development. Journal of Adolescent
Health, 3 (5), 345-350.
Discusses various research methods: narrative research approach, the
grid approach, the gatekeeper design, and the user/system interaction.
Friedrich, William N. (1993). Sexual victimization and sexual behavior in
children: A review of recent literature. Child Abuse and Neglect: The
International Journal, 17 (1), 59-66.
Provides an overview of methods used in empirical research on sexual
behavior among sexually abused children, including record reviews,
parent ratings, psychological assessment, self-report, and behavioral
Gagnon, John H. (1990). The explicit and implicit use of the scripting
perspective in sex research. Annual Review of Sex Research, 1, 1-43.
Goodson, Patricia, Evans, Alexandra, and Edmundson, Elizabeth. (1997).
Female adolescents and onset of sexual intercourse: A theory-based review of
research from 1984 to 1994. Journal of Adolescent Health, 21(3), 147-156.
Forty-nine studies are reviewed for method and theory.
Halpern, C.T., Udry, J.R., and Suchindran, C. (1994). Effects of
repeated questionnaire administration in longitudinal studies of
adolescent males' sexual behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 23(1), 41-57.
Haugaard, Jeffrey J., and Emery, Robert E. (1989). Methodological issues
in child sexual abuse research. Child Abuse and Neglect: The
International Journal, 13(1), 89-100.
Hayashi, M., et al. (1999). Getting a high response rate of sexual behavior
survey among the general population in Japan: Three different methods of
survey on sexual behavior. Journal of Epidemiology, 9(2), 107-13.
Heiman, J.R., and Schloredt, K.A. (1998). Ethical and cultural concerns
in sexual function asssessment. International Journal of Impotence
Research, 10(Suppl 1), S134-9.
Herdt, Gilbert, and Boxer, Andrew M. (1991). Ethnographic issues in the
study of AIDS. Journal of Sex Research, 28(2), 171-187.
Hingson, Ralph, and Strunin, Lee. (1993). Commentary: Validity,
reliability, and generalizability in studies of AIDS knowledge,
attitudes, and behavioral risks based on subject self-report. American
Journal of Preventive Medicine, 9(1), 62-64.
Hornberger, L.L., Rosenthal, S.L., Biro, F.M., and Stanberry,
L.R. (1995). Sexual histories of adolescent girls: comparison between
interview and chart. Journal of Adolescent Health, 16(3), 235-9.
Hornsby, P.P., and Wilcox, A.J. (1989). Validity of questionnaire
information on frequency of coitus. American Journal of Epidemiology,
Hughes, Rhidian. (1998). Considering the vignette technique and its
application to a study of drug injecting and HIV risk and safer behaviour.
Sociology of Health and Illness, 20(3), 381-400.
Huygens, Pierre, Kajura, Ellen, Seeley, Janet, and Barton, Tom. (1996).
Rethinking methods for the study of sexual behaviour. Social Science and
Medicine, 42(2), 221-231.
Looks at methodological issues in six studies in Uganda related to
James, N.I., Bignell, C.J., and Gillies, P.A. (1991). The reliability of
self-reported sexual behavior. AIDS, 5, 333-336.
Jeannin, A., et al. (1998). Validity and reliability in reporting sexual
partners and condom use in a Swiss population survey. European Journal of
Epidemiology, 14(2), 139-46.
Joffe, H. (1996). AIDS research and prevention: A social representational
approach. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 69 (Pt 3), 169-90.
Kissinger, P., et al. (1999). Application of computer-assisted
interviews to sexual behavior research. American Journal of
Epidemiology, 149(10), 950-954.
Kitzinger, Celia, and Powell, Deborah. (1995). Engendering infidelity:
Essentialist and social constructionist readings of a story completion
task. Feminism-and-Psychology, 5(3), 345-372.
Looks at the methodological issues of using a story completion task as a
Kleyn, Jeanne, Schwebke, Jane, and Holmes, King K. (1993). The validity
of injecting drug users' self reports about sexually transmitted
diseases: A comparison of survey and serological data. Addiction 88(5),
Leigh, Barbara C. (1993). Alcohol consumption and sexual activity as
reported with a diary technique. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102(3),
Leigh, Barbara C., and Stall, Ron. (1993). Substance use and risky
sexual behavior for exposure to HIV: Issues in methodology,
interpretation, and prevention. American Psychologist 48(10), 1035-1045.
Looks at the limitations of current research designs and raises
Liebow, Edward, et al. (1995). Eliciting social network data and ecological
model-building: Focus on choice of name generators and administration of
random-walk study procedures. Social-Networks, 17(3-4), 257-272.
Discusses method of data collection for HIV study of adolescents.
Marin, Gerardo, and Marin, Barbara V. (1989). A comparison of three
interviewing approaches for studying sensitive topics with Hispanics.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 11(4), 330-340.
Mays, Vickie, M., and Jackson, James S. (1991). AIDS survey methodology
with Black Americans. Social Science and Medicine, 33(1), 47-54.
McCormick, Naomi, B. (1993). Cultural diversity and women's sexuality.
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 2(4), 193-201.
McCoy, Norma L. (1998). Methodological problems in the study of
sexuality and the menopause. Maturitas, 29(1), 51-60.
McFarlane, M., and St. Lawrence, J.S. (1999). Adolescents' recall of
sexual behavior: Consistency or self-report and effect of variations in
recall duration. Journal of Adolescent Health, 25(3), 199-206.
McGrady, Gene A, et al. (1995). A note on implementation of a
random-walk design to study adolescent social networks. Social Networks,
Methodology used for a study of behaviors related to HIV transmission.
McLaws, Mary L., Oldenburg, Brian, Ross, Michael W., and Cooper, David A.
(1990). Sexual behaviour in AIDS-related research: Reliability and
validity of recall and diary measures. Journal of Sex Research, 27(2),
McQueen, David. (1992). Understanding sexual behaviour. AIDS, 6(3),
Meston, Cindy M., Heiman, Juliea R., Trapnell, Paul D., and Paulhus,
Delroy L. (1998). Socially desirable responding and sexuality
self-reports. Journal of Sex Research, 35(2), 148-157.
Meyer, I.H., and Colten, M.E. (1999). Sampling gay men: Random digit
dialing versus sources in the gay community. Journal of Homosexuality,
Michaud, P.A., et al. (1998). Silent dropouts in health surveys: Are
nonrespondent absent teenagers different from those who participate in
school-based health surveys? Journal of Adolescent Health, 22(4):326-33.
Michaud, Pierre, Narring, Francoise, and Ferron, Christine. (1999).
Alternative methods in the investigation of adolescents' sexual life.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 25(1), 84-90.
Miller, Kim S., et al. (1997). Adolescent heterosexual exerience: A new
typology. Journal of Adolescent Health, 20(3), 179-186.
Miller, Peter V. (1995). The polls - a review: They said it couldn't be
done: The National Health and Social Life Survey. Public Opinion
Quarterly, 59(3), 404-419.
Compares this survey to earlier ones and looks at the lessons for survey
Miller, Peter V. (1996). Reply to Catania, Canchola, and Pollack.
Public-Opinion-Quarterly, 60(4), 628-633.
Morrow, Ross. (1994). The sexological construction of sexual
dysfunction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 30(1),
Myers, Lin S. (1995). Methodological review and meta-analysis of
sexuality and menopause research. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Reviews 33 studies, 1972-1992 and rates their methodology sections.
Nebot, M., Celentano, D.D., Burwell, L., Davis A., Davis, M., Polacsek,
M., and Santelli, J. (1994). AIDS and behavioural risk factors in women
in inner city Baltimore: a comparison of telephone and face to face
surveys. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 48(4), 412-8.
Nicholas, L. J., Durrheim, K., and Tredoux, C.G. (1994). Lying as a
factor in research on sexuality. Psychological Reports. 75(2), 839-42.
Nickel, Bettina, Berger, Martin, Schmidt, Peter, and Plies, Kerstin.
(1995). Qualitative sampling in a multi-method survey: Practical problems
of method triangulation in sexual behavior research. Quality and
Quantity. 29(3), 223-240.
Odile, Frank. (1994). International research on sexual behaviour and
reproductive health: A brief review with reference to methodology. Annual
Review of Sex Research, 5, 1-49.
O'Leary, Ann, DiClemente, Ralph J., and Aral, Sevgi O. (1997).
Reflections on the design and reporting of STD/HIV behavioral intervention
research. AIDS Education and Prevention, 9 (Supplement A), 1-14.
Parker, Richard G., and Carballo, Manuel. (1990). Qualitative research on
homosexual and bisexual behavior relevant to HIV/AIDS. Journal of Sex
Research, 27(4), 497-525.
Parker, Richard G., Herdt, Gilbert, & Carballo, Manuel. (1991). Sexual
culture, HIV transmission, and AIDS research. Journal of Sex Research,
Patton, Wendy, and Mannison, Mary. (1994). Investigating attitudes
towards sexuality: Two methodologies. Journal of Sex Education & Therapy,
Phillips, Sarah R. (1994). Asking the sensitive question: The ethics of
survey research and teen sex. IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research,
Pierce, A.P., and Hulbert, M.K. (1999). Test-retest reliability of the
Hurlbert Index of Sexual Assertiveness. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 88(1),
Poppen, Paul J., and Reisen, Carol A. (1997). Perception of risk and
sexual self-protective behavior: A methodological critique. AIDS
Education and Prevention, 9(4), 373-390.
Raffaelli, Marcela, et al. (1999). Do mothers and teens disagree about
sexual communication? A methodological reappraisal. Journal of Youth
and Adolescence, 28(3), 395-402.
Ramjee, G., Weber, A.E., and Morar, N.S. (1999). Recording sexual
behavior: Comparison of recall questionnaires with a coital diary.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 26(7), 374-380.
Robinson, N. (1999). The use of focus group methodology--with selected
examples from sexual health research. Journal of Advanced Nursing,
Rohan T.E., McLaughlin J.R., and Harnish, D.G. (1994). Repeatability of
interview-derived information on sexual history: a study in women.
Epidemiology, 5(3), 360-3.
Rosenthal, S.L., et al. (1996). The reliability of high-risk adolescent
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Sanders, G.D., et al. (1994). A computer-based interview to identify HIV
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Schopper, Doris, et al. (1993). Sexual behaviors relevant to HIV
transmission in a rural African population: How much can a KAP survey
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[Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice (KAP)]
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review. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 26(6), 643-658.
Siegel, David M., Aten, Marilyn J., and Roghmann, Klaus J. (1998).
Self-reported honesty among middle and high school students responding to
a sexual behavior questionnaire. Journal of Adolescent Health, 23(1), 20-28.
Siegel, K., Krauss, B.J., and Karus, D., (1994). Reporting recent sexual
practices: Gay men's disclosure of HIV risk by questionnaire and
interview. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 23(2), 217-30.
Smith, T.W. (1992). A methodological analysis of the sexual behavior
questions on the General Social Surveys. Journal of Official Statistics,
__________. (1997). The Impact of the presence of others on a
respondent's answers to questions. International Journal of Public
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Sonenstein, Freya L. (1997). Using self reports to measure program
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Strassberg, Donald.S., and Lowe, K. (1995). Volunteer bias in sexuality
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Index of Sexual Functioning for Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior,
Thiessen, Del, and Young, Robert K. (1994). Investigating sexual
coercion. Society, 31, 3(209), 60-63.
Reviews methodological deficiencies of studies conducted 1982-1992.
Tiefer, Leonore. (1996). The medicalization of sexuality: Conceptual,
normative, and professional issues. Annual Review of Sex Research, 7,
Tourangeau, Roger, and Smith, Tom W. (1996). Asking sensitive
questions: The impact of data collection mode, question format, and
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Compares 3 methods of collecting survey data about sexual behaviors
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Turner, Charles F., Danella, R., and Rogers, S. (1995). Sexual behavior
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Van Gelder, Paul. (1996). Talkability, sexual behavior, and
AIDS: Interviewing male Moroccan immigrants. Human Organization, 55(2),
Examines interview methodology for use with immigrants.
Wadsworth, J., et al. (1993). Methodology of the National Survey of
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___________. (1996). What's in a mean? An examination of the
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Webb, P.M., Zimet, G.D., Fortenberry, J.D., and Blythe, M.J. (1999).
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Williams, Bryan L., & Suen Hoi. (1994). A methodological comparison of
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Zagumny, Matthew J., Ramsey, Robert J., and Upchurch, Mellinda P.
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Special Journal Issues:
Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Minority Populations: Advances and
Issues [Special Issue]. (1999). Drugs and Society, 14(1-2).
Has articles dealing with methods of investigating hidden populations.
Methods of inquiry about sex [Special Issue]. (1999). Journal of Sex
The use of theory in research and scholarship on sexuality [Special Issue].
(1998). Journal of Sex Research, 35(1).
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Book Chapters, Books, Reports:
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Assessment of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. New York: Social
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Covers methodological issues of surveys between 1892 and 1992.
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Theory, and Method. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
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issues in AIDS Behavioral Research. New York: Plenum Press.
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Sexuality: Approaches to Sex Research in a Postmodern World. NY:
Pryor, John B., and Reeder, Glenn D. (Eds.). (1993). The Social
Psychology of HIV Infection. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Considers the theoretical and methodological aspects of prevention.
Reinisch, June M., Sanders, Stephanie A., and Ziemba-Davis, Mary. (1995).
Self-labeled sexual orientation and sexual behavior: Considerations for
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