Quasi-Experimental Designs Quasi-experimental designs that test the effects of social policies on individuals and couples in same-sex relationships provide another promising research strategy. All rights reserved.
For example, a recent study Regnerus,which purportedly showed adverse effects of same-sex parents on children, has been widely criticized for using retrospective proxy reports an academic institution specifically devoted to the study of gay adult children to identify a parent as having ever been involved in a same-sex relationship for a critique, see Perrin et al.
Limited evidence suggests that sexual minority youth lack supportive family, friends and teachers Warwich et al. Data collections that focus on individuals who transition between an unpartnered status to a same-sex relationship may be particularly fruitful.
Several factors were identified at the community level that both foster and mitigate bullying of lesbian and gay youth. A biographical approach would address these challenges by considering three things: a multiple relationship statuses over the life course; b duration of time in each relationship status; and c history of transitions into and out of relationships, as well as timing of those transitions in the life course.
Census same-sex couple data: Adjustments to reduce measurement error and empirical implications. Article Navigation.
They emphasized that the study does not suggest that same-sex sexual behavior causes or is caused by these conditions or characteristics, and that depression or bipolar disorder could be fueled by prejudicial social experiences.
Several dimensions of victimization of lesbian and gay youth emerged in the present study that may be particular to lesbian and gay youth; these suggest the importance of continuing investigation of the peer victimization of lesbian and gay youth.
Additionally, while most informants were lesbian and gay themselves, and all worked with lesbian and gay youth, they were not youth. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim.