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2. What is one key Point that Douglas raises?

  • People are interested in suicide
  • Societies do not share the same meaning of suicide
  • Suicide statistics are NOT socially constructed
  • Suicide is an objective fact

3. What research method did Steven Taylor (1982) use when investigating deaths on the London Underground and who with?

  • Participant observation and train drivers
  • Interviews and people who tried to commit suicide on the London Underground
  • Interviews and coroners
  • Covert observation and witnesses

4. What is the problem with using statistics from 1840 - 1870?

  • Can't read them
  • Can't access them
  • Not reliable
  • Don't exist

5. What other point did Douglas raise?

  • The more integrated a society, the more likely it will be that a higher proportion of suicide will be covered up.
  • Suicide is popular in Catholicism
  • The less integrated a society, the suicide rates will be lower
  • Suicide rates are higher in poorer countries

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