Suicide

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

  • Interviews and people who tried to commit suicide on the London Underground
  • Covert observation and witnesses
  • Interviews and coroners
  • Participant observation and train drivers
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2. What type of suicide is linked to the over-intergration of the individual into society?

  • Egoistic
  • Anomic
  • Altruistic
  • Fatalistic

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

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

4. What type of suicide is a result from a lack of social integration?

  • Fatalistic
  • Altruistic
  • Egoistic
  • Anomic

5. What is one key Point that Douglas raises?

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

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