Gay Families Study – Academic Review Conclusion: “It’s Bullshit”

(Community Matters)  Review of Prof Regnerus’ study was concise: “It’s bullshit.” The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus’ study of gay families and the impact on children did not meet professional standards and never should have been published.

The peer-review process failed to identify significant, disqualifying problems.

The Social Science Research journal assigned Prof. Darren E. Sherkat, sociology at Southern Illinois University, to examine how the paper was handled. According to Sherkat, Regnerus’ paper should never have been published. His assessment of it, in an interview, was concise: “It’s bullshit,” he said.

I haven’t heard anything about UT’s internal review of Assoc. Prof Regnerus’ work but hope to learn more.

first posted on 6/12

follow up post about investigation

latest Statesman article – the study’s framing was “wackadoo,” Sherkat told the Statesman, later adding, “It was just a crappy study.”

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