Suicide

Question 1 of 10

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What did Durkheim study to explain patterns of suicide?

Select one of the following:

  • Official Statistics

  • Suicide notes

  • Interviews with suicidals

  • Coroners' reports

Question 2 of 10

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Why did Durkheim study suicide?

Select one of the following:

  • Because it was deviant

  • To understand people's motives for suicide

  • To discover the influence of religion on suicide

  • To establish Sociology as a University subject

Question 3 of 10

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Which two factors did Durkheim say influenced levels of suicide?

Select one of the following:

  • Altruism and Anomie

  • Integration and regulation

  • Ego and superego

  • Fatalism and hopelessness

Question 4 of 10

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What were Durkheim's four types of suicide?

Select one of the following:

  • Anomic, egoistic, fatalistic, altruistic

  • Atomic, egoistic, ectopic, anomic

  • Egoistic, symphsic, fatalistic, ectopic

  • Altruistic, symphsic, anomic, atomic

Question 5 of 10

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Criticisms of Durkheim from positivists include:

Select one of the following:

  • That he didn't take coroners' assumptions into account

  • He treated suicide as just one act

  • He didn't define his terms clearly

  • He tries too hard to create a causal explanation

Question 6 of 10

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Which were the action theorists who disagreed with Durkheim?

Select one of the following:

  • Giddens, Becker, Weber

  • Taylor, Walton, Young

  • Lemert, Bruce, Hindness

  • Taylor, Douglas, Atkinson

Question 7 of 10

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Which of the following wasn't said to be an issue coroners use to help them decide if something's a suicide?

Select one of the following:

  • Suicide note

  • Mental condition

  • Need for revenge

  • Mode of death

Question 8 of 10

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Which of the following was not a meaning Douglas said people attach to their suicides?

Select one of the following:

  • Transformation of self

  • Lack of attachments

  • Transforming the self for others

  • Achieving fellow feeling

Question 9 of 10

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What was Atkinson's methodology?

Select one of the following:

  • Positivism

  • Hypothetico-deductive method

  • Interpretivism

  • Ethnomethodology

Question 10 of 10

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Why did Hindness criticise Atkinson?

Select one of the following:

  • He said he was influenced by what he saw as common sense

  • He said he failed to take a scientific approach

  • He said he had to make assumptions about why people committed suicide

  • He said he only looked at small scale research

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