Sunday, October 10, 2010

More Important Research




Want to avoid bar fights? Don't go to bars frequented by heavy drinkers with a history of violence!

You didn't know this already?

Well, SOMEBODY had to research such an important issue. So from 1997 to 2002 somebody did just that. And found that bar fights tend to occur in places that are poorly lighted, dirty, and crowded, with patrons that are younger, angrier, impulsive, less considerate, and heavy drinkers.

They also found that women who get in bar fights have had 4 times as many drinks on those nights as they normally do (normal presumably meaning non-bar-fighting nights).

Here's the abstract for the main article. The complete article can be found in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol (which rejected my 1988 submission on cow-tipping).

They actually got 2 articles out of this, with this one focusing just on women. The second article was published in Aggressive Behavior (they're coming to my house next week to see if siblings fight).


Thank you to JoAnna for bringing such important research to my attention.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They must worship the god of the obvious.n

Anonymous said...

whoopie- metacarpal fractures.

The Mother said...

None of this would ever occur to me. Bar fights are caused by drinking? Amazing.

Anonymous said...

I have never actually seen a bar fight.What? Am I going to the wrong places?

Anonymous said...

been there. it was not nice. a companion was hassled in a restaurant lobby and fists flew. when all was made up and forgiven, a handshake turned into a sucker punch. he ended up crashing across a romantic couple's table to ruin.

thegooddrlaura said...

A friend of mine who is a professional athlete nearly got released from his team because he broke his hand in a barfight. They gave him another chance and he really turned himself around, but he continues to insist it wasn't a barfight. He wasn't in the bar. It was in the bar's parking lot.

Anonymous said...

"...but he continues to insist it wasn't a barfight. He wasn't in the bar. It was in the bar's parking lot."

Further study is needed to determine the degree of correlation, if any, between heavy drinking, history of violence and involvement in bar-parking-lot fights. Some researchers feel that bar fights and bar-parking-lot fights are conceptually related, a position with which the present authors take issue.

Care to step outside to settle this?

SBG23 said...

Sad thing is that our tax money..via gov't grants funds crap like this...People can't come up with real research to do, but desperate to keep/obtain grant money to fund their research, make up shit like this...

Anonymous said...

Have the authors no shame? Do they really want this paper on their publication list?

 
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