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Question 1

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What did Durkheim study to explain patterns of suicide?
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  • Official Statistics
  • Suicide notes
  • Interviews with suicidals
  • Coroners' reports

Question 2

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Why did Durkheim study suicide?
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  • 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

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Which two factors did Durkheim say influenced levels of suicide?
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  • Altruism and Anomie
  • Integration and regulation
  • Ego and superego
  • Fatalism and hopelessness

Question 4

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What were Durkheim's four types of suicide?
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  • Anomic, egoistic, fatalistic, altruistic
  • Atomic, egoistic, ectopic, anomic
  • Egoistic, symphsic, fatalistic, ectopic
  • Altruistic, symphsic, anomic, atomic

Question 5

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Criticisms of Durkheim from positivists include:
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  • 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

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Which were the action theorists who disagreed with Durkheim?
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  • Giddens, Becker, Weber
  • Taylor, Walton, Young
  • Lemert, Bruce, Hindness
  • Taylor, Douglas, Atkinson

Question 7

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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?
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  • Suicide note
  • Mental condition
  • Need for revenge
  • Mode of death

Question 8

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Which of the following was not a meaning Douglas said people attach to their suicides?
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  • Transformation of self
  • Lack of attachments
  • Transforming the self for others
  • Achieving fellow feeling

Question 9

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What was Atkinson's methodology?
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  • Positivism
  • Hypothetico-deductive method
  • Interpretivism
  • Ethnomethodology

Question 10

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Why did Hindness criticise Atkinson?
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  • 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