Source: Psychology Dept, Univ of California, Davis
Undated, but appears to be from the mid 1990s
Cameron, Playfair, and Wellum (1994) counted obituaries in various gay community publications and claimed to be able to use them to calculate the average life expectancy for homosexuals.
Their conclusion – that homosexual men and women have a shorter life span than heterosexual men and women – provides a textbook example of the perils of using data from a convenience sample to generalize to an entire population. Continue reading ‘The Cameron group’s obituary study’