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Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Social Science Methods for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Citation

Kirtley, Shona & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2012). Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Social Science Methods for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119(6), 772-774.

Abstract

This World Health Organization publication provides guidelines regarding social science research methodologies and their relationship to research within the field of sexual and reproductive health. Successfully tackling sexual and reproductive health issues around the world involves a social dimension and therefore the involvement of social scientists in helping to acquire a greater understanding of these issues is very important. These guidelines aim to help in the planning and conducting of social science research within the sexual and reproductive health field by outlining the main research design types, appropriate methods for data collection and analysis, the most common problems encountered during the planning and implementation of social science research in sexual and reproductive health and key ethical considerations. Case studies are provided throughout the guideline illustrating different social science research methodologies in practice. The guidelines focus on the sexual and reproductive health issues currently regarded as being of the greatest concern and for which intervention is most likely to be successful.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03340.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Kirtley, Shona
Thorp, John M., Jr.