New Australian Study Can't Tell Same-Sex Parenting Better: Mark Regnerus

I figured Mark Regnerus would weigh in on this, but I'm glad he did it so soon and so well.

...until social scientists decide to do the difficult, expensive work of locating same-sex attracted parents (however defined) through random, population-based sampling strategies—preferably ones that do not “give away” the primary research question(s) up front, as ACHESS did—we simply cannot know whether claims like “no differences” or “happier and healthier than” are true, valid, and on target. Why? Because this non-random sample reflects those who actively pursued participating in the study, personal and political motivations included. In such a charged environment, the public—including judges and media—would do well to demand better-quality research designs, not just results they approve of.

Source: Is Same-Sex Parenting Better for Kids? The New Australian Study Can’t Tell Us | Public Discourse.

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For some of my own arguments against the Australian study, see: On: "Parent-reported measures of child health and wellbeing in same-sex parent families: a cross-sectional survey"

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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