SOC 462 Suicide

SOC 462 Suicide - 2008_01_15 Suicide Tuesday 10:35 AM...

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Frequently use age categories s Yes/no questions s Level of self esteem (H, SH, SL, L) s Samples tend to be relatively large s Surveys - quantitative Open-ended responses allow much more precision (describing instead of rating self- esteem, allows professional opinion of a person's actual self-esteem) More expensive Much smaller samples s Interviews - qualitative In common w/ anthropologists s Observe what people say and do during daily routines s Observations - qualitative Official data/stats - quantitative Research data collection Definition: The direct, intentional taking of one's own life ***STUMP THE PROFESSOR: IS RUSSIAN ROULETTE SUICIDE?*** Can be expanded to other risk- taking behavior as suicidal - a "death-wish" - unconscious? Pre-industrial - suicide related to meta-physical/religious reasons, i.e., vengeful ancestors Influenced by penchant for medicalization, scientific reasons r Post-industrial - suicide related to mental illness Cultural views reflected the general world-views of cultures
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 462 taught by Professor Jackspencer during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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SOC 462 Suicide - 2008_01_15 Suicide Tuesday 10:35 AM...

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