With reader-friendly guidance, UNDERSTANDING SEXUALITY RESEARCH uses realistic, hypothetical cases to promote students' critical thinking. The first five chapters present salient issues to consider when evaluating research on human sexuality. The next ten application chapters correspond well with the primary chapters presented in most sexuality texts, making it easy for instructors to integrate the book into the course throughout the semester. Students learn to effectively apply critical thinking skills to human sexuality research and become more critical judges of research conducted by others.
Wiederman (Columbia College) explains how to apply critical thinking skills to human sexuality research in order to become a more critical judge of research conducted by others. His first chapters explore the goals of the research, the participants, how questions are posed, what the results mean, and whether conclusions match the research design. Then he details ten case studies. He does not include an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)