will explain the advantages as well the disadvantages of quantitative and
qualitative research methods for researching intimacy. I will mention the influence of integrating both approaches through the two
Kinsey survey which the purpose was to perform a sampling technique that
involved over 18000 interviews which were recorded
as the entire representative of the US society.
Ø Lastly, I will discuss the second case of The
National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles called also the Natsal study
team which was set up in the UK in 1990
as the consequence of the outbreak of HIV & AIDs.
Advantages of Quantitative & Qualitative methods
The Kinsey survey conducted, which was on a large scale mostly as
there included over 18000 interviews. The statistic which was extracted from the questioning revealed in
two of the Kinsey’s publications Kinsey et al., 1948 which it provides a representation
of the US society.
Ø The benefit of this outcome was the discovery that will utilise a possibly sampling
method, but Kinsey study revealed that
the survey was done in a manner which
derived the sampling method from his previous work. Kinsey’s sampling was considered
even as infancy in the late 30’s but was enhanced
The Kinsey surveys win
its reputation through his position on academic work on the North American gall
wasps. These were carrying on as the result of
his study by taking different samples from a distinct
area from Canada to Mexico Gathorne – Hardy, J. 2005.
is an acceptance to admit that Kinsey applied his research on the benefit, by proposing
volunteers, were surveyed by who Kinsey looked as sought out as well who sought
The Kinsey distinction view
was, and thriving were the evident disparity
were the Natsal selected for as well was a wholly
balanced questionnaire Wellings et al., 1994.
Postcode Address File PAF were used by
Natsal as it provides a better extent of private residential addresses Wellings
et al., 1994. Natsal is something that was see as for more evocative as the interviewers proceeded
through several calls back with the purpose
to reduce a non-response rate.
Disadvantage of Quantitative & Qualitative methods
When the Natsal representatives
considered its data to show a possible link with sexual behaviour & Alcohol
consumption, Wellings et al., 1994 indicated that it would be equitable to assume that absorbing alcohol & sexual conduct could be expected through several of forms.
the consequence of this research, it is clear by Welling’s that getting less of inhibition
will end from consumption that possibly connects
to the higher degree of sexual
activity. The Study admits a possible causal
relationship that could causes an obstacle
as well will needed more research.
Kinsey assessed his discovering
by using an orgasm rate which was not seen
as an orgasm is an inadequate rate of sexual
activity. Since, it is clear that not all individuals trust that sexual activity
will be limited. Kinsey describes sex in use that it will become dependable
that sexual activity will be monitored to use by including the genitals.
Ø The sexual behaviour is assorted of emotions and shapes a
significant role of individuals involved in sex. They have not referred to
Kinsey’s position in the meaning of sexual activity as well the manner of
evaluating it, and it means that the researchers interpreted the outcome into a
form that will not clarify the explanation as well only measured.
the Kinsey research, it was stated that
individuals would lie as well exaggerate through the questioning about their
sexual practices which it will have some problem to recollect their memories.
method finds out a quantity of
examination for regularity in the instance of any inconsistency identified; the interviewer will have investigated the issue
until it will be clarified and described.
This view in Kinsey is holding the perspective that he could discern some deceitful
response Bullough, V.L. 1994.
is argued that individuals who participate in the same-gender sex would sense themselves in danged to be involved in the
Natsal research Stanley, L. 1955. Conducted by an AIDS community body of 500 homosexual
men questioned & half of them admitted that they would reject any involment
if selected. This response was expected as through the 80’s the press explained
that illiberality of gay affinity.
was self-assured by the low level of same-gender sexual behaviour that Natsal identified
and also explained that men who engaged in sex with men & women had sex with women choose out of the whole survey.
importance of integrating advantage &
The problem when cross-examining
Natal’s research will erode the merit of
survey research as a structure for more analysing
social phenomena. This permit that if adequately
planned & managed, sex surveys provide essential data that let to the new
perception that construct a tendency of sexual behaviour currently & in some
Surveys will not see
good enough with the pragmatism of tasking all data on a matter that are private & sensitive yet it
as he points out that study is
among the influential apparatus to our understanding
for research of intimate.
The survey conveying out by the two bodies mentioned
let the findings to be approximate to a widespread
area of the community with a level of trust. They are important methods of outlining
& shapping our social approach and identity through a reflection apparatus.
Surveys will not see sufficient good with the pragmatism of
tasking all data on a matter that are private & sensitive yet it as the
points state that study is among the powerfull apparatus to our learning for
research of intimate.