Investigating the impact of inquiry mode on self-reported sexual behavior: theoretical considerations and review of the literature.

@article{McCallum2012InvestigatingTI,
  title={Investigating the impact of inquiry mode on self-reported sexual behavior: theoretical considerations and review of the literature.},
  author={Ethan B McCallum and Zoё D Peterson},
  journal={Journal of sex research},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 2-3},
  pages={212-26}
}
Measurement of sexual behaviors is typically reliant on retrospective self-reports of behaviors. Historically, self-reported sexual behavior data were primarily collected through face-to-face interviews or paper-and-pencil questionnaires, as these were the only modes of inquiry available. In recent decades, technological innovations such as telephones, computers, and the Internet have expanded the self-report inquiry modes available. The addition of these new inquiry modes further complicates… CONTINUE READING

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