Overcoming Methodological Concerns in the Investigation of Online Sexual Activities

  title={Overcoming Methodological Concerns in the Investigation of Online Sexual Activities},
  author={Al Cooper and Coralie Scherer and Robin M. Mathy},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={4 4},
Online Sexual Activity (OSA) is an important and growing phenomenon. Prior research in this area has been criticized on methodological grounds. This study examines the reliability of Internet research regarding online sexual activities by comparing a selected random sample to a convenience sample. Participation in the selected random sample was limited to every 1,000th visitor to the MSNBC website in June 2000. Participation in the convenience sample was available to anyone with access to the… CONTINUE READING
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