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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A dozen social-science research groups report on the methodological tools they have developed or adapted to deal with such aspects of HIV/AIDS as eliciting valid accounts of private behavior, explaining and predicting changes in behavior, and determining the risks in marginal populations. They demonstrate the success of the methods by presenting the new information and perspectives gained. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748401987
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Acronyms
Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 The Methodological Imagination 1
Ch. 2 Using Longitudinal Cohort-Sequential Designs to Study Changes in Sexual Behaviour 25
Ch. 3 Monitoring Behavioural Change in the Population: A Continuous Data Collection Approach 39
Ch. 4 Acts, Sessions and Individuals: A Model for Analysing Sexual Behaviour 57
Ch. 5 Analysing Naturally-Occurring Data on AIDS Counselling: Some Methodological and Practical Issues 69
Ch. 6 Some Methodological and Practical Implications of Employing Drug Users as Indigenous Fieldworkers 97
Ch. 7 How Many Prostitutes? Epidemiology out of Ethnography 111
Ch. 8 Diaries and Sexual Behaviour: The Use of Sexual Diaries as Method and Substance in Researching Gay Men's Response to HIV/AIDS 125
Ch. 9 Social Science Methods Used in a Study of Prostitutes in the Gambia 149
Ch. 10 Focus Groups: Methods or Madness? 159
Ch. 11 Theory, Utility and Stakeholders: Methodological Issues in Evaluating a Community Project on HIV/AIDS 179
Ch. 12 Assessing AIDS Preventive Strategies in Europe 199
Ch. 13 Methodological Issues in Researching Young Women's Sexuality 219
Ch. 14 Towards the Mainstreaming of HIV Research 243
Notes on Contributors 253
Index 259
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