Synopses & Reviews
When published in 1948 this volume encountered a storm of condemnation and acclaim. It is, however, a milestone on the path toward a scientific approach to the understanding of human sexual behavior. Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey and his fellow researchers sought to accumulate an objective body of facts regarding sex. They employed first hand interviews to gather this data. This volume is based upon histories of approximately 5,300 males which were collected during a fifteen year period. This text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, statistical analyses, and then examines factors and sources of sexual outlet.
When published in 1948, this volume encountered a storm of both condemnation and acclaim. Dr. Kinsey and his fellow researchers employed interviews to accumulate a body of empirical data regarding sex. Based on the personal histories of approximately 5,300 males, this volume describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses used, and then examines sexual outlet and the factors and sources involved. "The Kinsey Report", as this book was popularly designated fifty years ago, represents a milestone on the path toward a scientific understanding of human sexual behavior.
Named one of the "100 Best Books of the 20th Century" by Logos Magazine (UK). Will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair 1999.