- 5300 white males and 5940 white females provided almost all the data, with the majority of participants being younger white adults with some college education. (This part of the sample is referred to as the "College Sample.")
These ratios are so low that if it were my research I wouldn't feel happy with such a low statistical number. How they feel that this is okay is beyond me. The claim that:
I argue that the percentages of those interview were so significantly small that they should have been thrown out of. I believe if Kinsey didn't kill himself because he did in a sadistic way) after he lost the Rockefeller money. That he would have been proven discredited. He lost the money because of an investigation by the Reece Committee. This is a link from Dr. Reisman's book Kinsey Crimes and Consequences http://www.drjudithreisman.com/archives/Chapter_9_-_Kinsey_Crimes_%26_Consequences_-_Reisman.pdf the following information is from page 271.Kinsey tried to compensate for volunteer bias in his sample by interviewing 100% of the individuals available in a given organization or group. Approximately 25% of the sex histories came from these 100% groups. (Kinsey did not believe a random sample was possible.)
I think Kinsey knew he was heading to be discredited which could have contributed to his killing himself. Yet you have his institute still plugging along like business as usual. They are still using very skewed data as the basis for the sexual revolution movement. If social media was what it is now in the 40's and 50's there would have been plenty of immediate information to let the public know how skewed his data was. He would have been a laughing stock. The reality is that back then media was completely different and the general public didn't have access to information like they do now. So they were seeing what those in power wanted them to see. Twitter happens in real time and has helped shaped revolutions in the past year. Can you imagine the revolution that would have happened to Kinsey, his institution and the Rockefeller Foundation if Twitter was around then? I am trying to start a revolution to end the movement to normalize pedophilia. This movement has been going on since Kinsey and needs to be stopped. Please help! RosieDuring the Reece Committee hearings, Dr. Albert Hobbs, a
widely published University of Pennsylvania sociologist, critiqued the “skewed” Kinsey data in scathing terms.
- Alfred Kinsey's 1948 and 1953 Studies
- Selected Research Findings from Kinsey's Studies
- For More Information
- Kinsey, Alfred C. et al. (1948/1998). Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; Bloomington, IN: Indiana U. Press.
- Kinsey, Alfred C. et al. (1953/1998). Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; Bloomington, IN: Indiana U. Press. [Please note that Female volume is a source of many comparisons of findings between male and female behavior.]
- Gebhard, Paul H. and Johnson, Alan B. (1979/1998). The Kinsey Data: Marginal Tabulations of 1938-1963 Interviews Conducted by the Institute for Sex Research. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; Bloomington, IN: Indiana U. Press. [Augments data in the original 1948 and 1953 studies and discusses Kinsey's interview and sample.]
- To describe individual and group variations in human sexual behavior
using taxonomic methods (primarily concerned with the measurement of
variation in series of individuals that stand as representatives of
the species being studied) from biology. Kinsey sought to accummulate
"an objectively determined body of fact about sex" (p. 5 Male)
that readers of the reports could use to make interpretations that fit
with their understanding of "moral values and social significances"
(p. 5, Male). He looked at quantifiable male sexual "outlets"
to orgasm: masturbation, nocturnal emissions, heterosexual petting,
heterosexual intercourse, homosexual relations, and intercourse with
animals of other species; and at what factors might account for variations
in sexual behavior, including marital status, age, educational level,
occupational class, rural-urban background, religious group, geographic
origin, and age at adolescence. He then compiled data for the female.
Data was gathered from 1938 to 1963, when the project was closed.
- 5300 white males and 5940 white females provided almost all the data,
with the majority of participants being younger white adults with some
college education. (This part of the sample is referred to as the "College
Sample.") Kinsey tried to compensate for volunteer bias in his sample
by interviewing 100% of the individuals available in a given organization
or group. Approximately 25% of the sex histories came from these 100%
groups. (Kinsey did not believe a random sample was possible.)
- Kinsey used in-depth, face-to-face interviews by highly trained interviewers. In each history a subject would be questioned on up to 521 items, depending on his/her specific experience (the average in each case being near 300). Histories covered social and economic data, physical and physiologic data, marital histories, sexual outlets, heterosexual histories, and homosexual histor