Expressing serious concerns about the process and the decision to publish the paper.
Month: June 2012
Health inequality recap
Killing time before the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare is announced.
Do Asians in the U.S. have high incomes?
Most Asians are in higher-than-average-income groups. But it's not that simple.
Bad science on top of stigma for lesbian and gay parents
Don't let this study be used to justify denying foster and adopted children the right to live in the loving families of gay and lesbian parents who are prepared to care for them.
Time travel: Regnerus study timeline suggests superhuman abilities
I will comment more soon on Mark Regnerus's paper, "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study." (Short: I think it's a bad-quality piece of research that should not have been published; and that Regnerus cynically manipulated promotion by the conservative press and anti-equality…
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Recession studies, academic job security edition
Google searches for recession peaked during the recession, in 2008. Academics take a little more time (usually). The academic recession hasn't yet peaked, as of 2011 - in terms of sociology and demography articles with they keyword "recession" in the Web of Science: There is still a lot to do. With that in mind, we…
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TOTN: Challenges for single parents
Pitching the value of parenthood and the goal of reducing inequality for single parents and their children.
One case of very similar publications, with some implications and suggestions
Academia has the unrivaled privilege of policing itself. Rooting out the bad practices is part of protecting the good works.
Gaydar study calibration
Gaydar is more accurate than chance. But what is it identifying?
DOMA can’t survive rationality
Score one for rationality in the courts. Or, "So it goes."