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For two qualitative and two quantitative articles on Homosexual Parenting debate, please write the following:
1. Give article details
2. Summary
3. Data & Evaluation Methods
4. Assumptions & Limitations

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, you are asking fr help in locating materials and then working through these materials to present specific information about them. Now, the simplest way to complete this task, for me, is to follow a simple format like so:

1. Article details
2. Summary (100 words)
3. Data & Evaluation Methods (100 words)
4. Assumptions & Limitations (100 words)

You should do no more than this as in this kind of task, the concise it is, the better. I have chosen two qualitative articles that might cover what you need. Just let me know if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Article Reviews: Homosexual Parenting Debate

The following articles have been selected because they provide insight and information that elaborate, describe and measure the subject under study which is homosexual parenting and rearing psychologically healthy children. Are homosexual parents raising and impacting their children differently? Are criticisms and active negative discourse against homosexual parenting holding grain against the actual, observed practice? These studies provide insight on this controversial subject of study.

Article 1

• Title: "Is Gay Parenting Bad for Kids? Responding to the 'Very Idea of Difference' in Research on Lesbian and Gay Parents"
• Author/s: Stephen Hicks
• Publishing Details: in Sexualities, Vol. 8, No.2, pages 153-168, Sage Publications
• Year: 2005
• URL:


Are children of lesbians and gay men different from children of heterosexual parents in terms of their gender and sexual identity? This is the central question in this particular study. To make this happen, the author considers 2 very different approaches, that of a UK Christian conservative discourse opposed to homosexual parenting in all its forms and a US liberal equality approach that is open to homosexual parenting and rooted in the work of Stacey and Biblarz (2001). The qualitative element here is a recursive abstraction as the author reviews the disputes on the subject and the way the difference between these ideas are achieved through discourse.

Data & Evaluation Methods

As a recursive abstraction, the study is a review of current published materials and debates on the subject. The data used are the published materials that illustrate the points raised in the debate so that the author reviews the ideas established in each to compare, ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of identifying and then providing an analysis of 4 articles on the Homosexual Parenting discourse. A simple outline is suggested together with key information for each article identified so as to get the student started. Resources are also included for further exploration of the topic.