Posted on December 12, by Scott Alexander Aquinas famously said: For example, take medical research. Suppose a certain drug is weakly effective against a certain disease. After a few years, a bunch of different research groups have gotten their hands on it and done all sorts of different studies.
The first of a two-part series. Seldom has the publication of a dry, factual report in sociology caused such a storm of controversy. Findings from the New Family Structures Study. For the remainder of the summer months, Regnerus withstood an onslaught of criticism, but as the autumn arrived, it became clear that his reputation and the soundness of his research had been vindicated.
It made for a very interesting exchange.
The American Psychological Association, despite the cagy wording of its bombshell assertion, was probably happy to invite this unwarranted inference in its legal brief, published to influence judicial deliberations in same-sex marriage lawsuits. And whereas Marks offered only well-founded criticism of previous research, Regnerus offered something new: Regnerus and his colleagues in the New Family Structures Study NFSSworking with the research firm Knowledge Networks, screened more than 15, Americans between the ages of 18 and 39, and interviewed nearly 3, of them.
And on 11 of the 40 outcomes, the children of fathers who had had gay relationships fared poorly on the same comparison. Regnerus was cautious in his conclusions: In the public arena, Regnerus saw his research crudely hashed over at The New YorkerThe New Republicand the Huffington Postamong other places—and found himself caricatured as strapped to a Catherine wheel on the cover of the Weekly Standard.
These are not normal experiences for your average stay-at-home sociology professor. In their view, he should have compared children of IBF households with children of long-term, intact, stable same-sex couples who identify as gay or lesbian.
Then, they were sure, the differences he found would largely disappear—as they claimed was shown by the previous research Regnerus and Marks had each criticized for their small, unrepresentative samples.
What he was really doing, they claimed, was setting stable family situations next to unstable ones—and so stability was the real variable at work. But Regnerus declared these facts in his original article, and told his readers that neither Witherspoon nor Bradley had any role in shaping the conduct or the conclusions of his research, which he has made wholly transparent.
No one has ever gainsaid this avowal on his part. For my part, I can say that Regnerus had no input on my choice to write this account of the controversy or its content. The risk was that he chose Darren E.
Wright referred both papers to knowledgeable scholars of the subjects involved, who held varying views on the politics of same-sex unions, and who unanimously recommended their publication. If he sent the work to knowledgeable reviewers who unanimously said to publish it and Wright notes that such unanimity is unusualthat seems to be the end of the affair.
In the latest issue Wright chose to publish two significant new contributions to the discussion begun in June. The real issues with Sherkat and other critics are joined by Regnerus, who returns to the pages of SSR with a vigorous response and a re-analysis of his data, and by Professor Walter Schumm of Kansas State, who contributes an expert review of what we know from social science today about the interwoven variables of sexuality, family stability, and childrearing outcomes.
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For example, take medical research.
Suppose a certain drug is weakly effective against a certain disease. Attacks on sociologist Mark Regnerus after he challenged the “no differences” thesis haven’t obscured the high quality of the New Family Structures Study or .
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