NCBI ROFL: And September's "No shit, Sherlock" award goes to…

By ncbi rofl | September 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Spouses with identical residential addresses before marriage: an indicator of pre-marital cohabitation.

“This article analyses new data on identical address marriages in England and Wales during 1994. It outlines previous background research which has provided good evidence that identical address marriages are likely to be ones in which the couple premaritally cohabited… Overall, six in every 10 couples marrying in 1994 gave identical addresses. The pattern of variation of this proportion among different subgroups of couples who married in 1994 is analysed–according to: age at marriage; the previous marital status of the partners before marriage; the manner of solemnisation of the marriage, and, for religious weddings, by denomination; by day of the week; month of the year, and by the county in which the wedding took place.”

  • Deray

    *palm forehead*

  • Chris

    Hey – we have to confirm our assumptions guys. I doubt the people running this survey were surprised by the results, but that's no reason not to test the assumption.

  • Sean

    Oh god. That… that's unbelievable. That's like saying being wet is a good indicator of a high level of moisture.

    OK, not QUITE that bad, but close.

  • Megan

    That is how I get tenure? Publish the obvious? Brilliant! Why didn't I think of this sooner!

  • Anonymous

    Could it be that word about this blog has gotten out, and researchers are choosing their topics in order to be featured here? Hmmm..

    I can imagine that betting six-packs of 'Point' with colleagues may be involved, too.

  • Lee

    I'm shocked!


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