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Using material from Item A and elsewhere assess the different sociological explanations of suicide. (21

Sociologists have explained the suicide phenomena in different ways. For example, while positivists
sought to achieve a scientific explanation of suicide, interpretivists sought to demolish it by focusing on
the meaning of suicide to…

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uncover the real rates or meaning of suicide. All we can study is how people make sense of their world
which means studying how the living comes to classify a death as a suicide. He focuses on how
coroners classify death and suggests that qualitative methods such as informal interviews…




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