Please read the requirement carefully, and follow the step to write double space, 2 full pages paper. Due US pac

Please read the requirement carefully, and follow the step to write double space, 2 full pages paper. Due US pacific time, 2/12

Biology 3010 Assignment # 1: Primary Research Synopsis
Due 2/15
Complete a library or Internet search of a publication of interest using a Primary Research
Journal. *Be sure to use Primary Research Journals on Sexology etc, assignments completed
using secondary or tertiary references will receive partial or no credit. You may choose any
topic to research, but it MUST be a topic that is somehow related to Human Sexuality.
What is a primary research article?
A primary research article is a scholarly article that is written by the researcher/scientist that
conducted the actual research or experiment. They are not writing about somebody else’s
research, they conducted the research themselves. To be published, these articles are subjected
to tremendous scrutiny, criticism, and validation from experts in the field. By nature these
primary research articles are very technical.
How to select a primary research article for assignment #1
To select a topic of interest in Human Sexuality
• Login to
• Select Library
• Select Books/Articles
• Select Library Database (choose a database pertinent to your topic of interest ex;
Biology, Sociology, Psychology, etc)
• Select a useful database (ex; Science Direct)
• In the search bar, search for publications that match your topic of interest
To find a primary research article on electronic journal of human sexuality…..
• Go to
• Select one of the Journal Volumes with Table of Contents
• Browse through articles and select an article of interest to you.
• *Make sure that your article has a Methods section
Other Primary research journals which may be useful include
– AIDS Education and Prevention
– Archives of Sexual Behavior
– Family Planning Perspectives
– Journal of Homosexuality
– Journal of Sex Education and Therapy
– Journal of Sex Research
– Journal of the History of Sexuality
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
– Sexuality and Disability
– The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
– The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Once you’ve selected a primary research article from topic of human sexuality from a
primary research journal…

Carefully read and analyze a PRIMARY research journal article.
In ~1 page, summarize the research
In ~2 pages, critically evaluate the article for
– Biological accuracy
– Prejudices
– Biases
– Assumptions
– Judgments

Why was the research done?
Who did the research? What area of research did they investigate?
What was the significance of the research?
What type of research method was used?
– Clinical Research: Case Study
– Survey
– Direct Observation
– Experimental

Are there any biases in the study?
Who were the subjects of the study and how were they chosen? Was it a representative
How many subjects were involved?
What conclusions were made? Were they reasonable?
Were there any limitations?
What areas could be improved in future experiments?

Include the 1st page of your article to the end of your paper.
Example of Journal Citation.
Iverson, Nathan and Steven Johnson. 2009. Vasectomy associated with testosterone levels.
Journal of Sexology 187: 225-239.
How do I turn the article in when I’m complete?
Go onto blackboard, and under Assignments select the Turn it in link. Upload your
assignment in a Microsoft word or pdf file

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