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CJ 325: Research Methods (Navarro): Books

This guide is designed to accompany the 9/21/15 library research session on source evaluation for John Navarro's Criminal Justice Research Methods (325) course.

Your Resource

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.

Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. B., & Martin, C. E. (1948). Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 


Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Read over the cover page and the table of contents and respond to the following questions: 

  1. Who is the publisher of this book? How would you go about evaluating the publisher? 

  2. Using your evaluation process you described in #1, find out what you can about the publisher and consider how this influences your evaluation of the book. 

  3. Read through the Contents section of the book's description. What methodology does it say was used? Based on the methodology, is this book a primary or secondary source? Why?

  4. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on sexual deviance? Answer this question by also considering your overall evaluation of the source and whether you'd use the source or not. 

How your Source was Located

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